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Old 02-27-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
Mattyc88
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Hey guys, I know a lot of you don't even use a Secondary, but i'm trying both ways to see which way I like more.

However, my question is my primary is a 6 gallon glass carboy, and my secondary is a 6 gallon glass carboy... Is that okay? Or is that going to be too much airspace? I'd say it's about 5/6 filled with beer the rest is airspace.

Should I go from that now straight to bottling and next time use a 5 gallon carboy?

 
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:32 PM   #2
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If you have a co2 bottle, purge before transfer. If not, I would transfer directly after active primary fermentation is complete, so the still fermenting beer will produce CO2 to purge the head space.

 
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:34 PM   #3
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It's already transferred into the secondary in a 6 gallon carboy as of like 30 minutes ago, I noticed all the airspace and was wondering if it will be okay - or if I should just take it outa the secondary tonight and bottle it ?

 
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:37 PM   #4
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Should be fine. Fermented beer has about 1 part CO2 anyway, and will blanket itself from the oxygen (if it hasnt already through offgassing due to the agitation of the transfer)

 
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