Originally Posted by Rook
How do you go about doing that? I never have enough beer to fill it to the neck...
I measured 12.5 inches from the bottom of the carboy, and apparently that is about 5.5 gallons or so. I fill to that mark or above (if I'm not paying attention) and then I have all I need!
Sorry for the big pic, but here:
and that filled up to here on the secondary, with a nice sample to taste!
I did transfer it a little to early, but my Second Round Draft Pick Pilsner came out better in terms of not overflowing in the secondary
see her in the middle back?
and then I got a little retarded, and overfilled my Amstel clone and IPA