I have two 3-gallon carboys currently full that I plan to rack soon. One is a lager and needs to be racked after the d-rest I'm doing this week. The other is an ale that needs to be racked so I can add items to the secondary.
My problem is that I only have the two carboys (and many other 5-gallon carboys and buckets). Should I rack to a sanitized bucket to empty one, rack from one carboy to the other, and then rack from the bucket back to the now empty carboy? Or should I run the risk of divorce and buy yet another fermenting vessel (currently overtaking my basement with 3 5-gallon buckets, 2 5-gallon carboys, 2 3-gallon carboys)?
What would you do? Just wondering if I'm risking too much contamination/oxidation by racking twice. Not sure I want to buy and store another glass carboy.
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