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Old 10-23-2005, 02:04 AM   #1
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Default Carboy not full

I just racked off my pumpking ale due to a lot of trub there is only about 4.5 gallons in a 6.5 gallon carboy will this be a problem of should I top it off. I don't want to dilute it or anything but will that extra air cause a problem.


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Old 10-23-2005, 03:23 AM   #2
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The ideal situation would to purge the carboy with co2 before racking. Being we don't live in an ideal world, you are fine. If you add water, it will also contain oxygen so it is a matter of picking your poison.

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Old 10-23-2005, 03:32 AM   #3
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I just bottled my pumpkin ale which when transferred to the bottling bucket proved to have 4.5GAL in it. I'd rater less brew than watered down stuff. There's enough of that in coolers across the country. I'd go with what you've got.
I need to find time to brew more often.
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Old 10-24-2005, 09:34 PM   #4
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If you add water that had been boiled then cooled, it will contain little oxygen. Distilled water even better. Of course you will be thinning out your beer and reducing alchohol.
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