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Old 03-03-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
Mar 2012
Shreveport, la
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I have a Dark Ale that just got put into a primary fermentation bucket. Considering moving 1/2 out after 2 weeks into a secondary 5 gallon carboy and adding coco nibs, vanilla bean, and coffee to it, and leaving the other half in the primary alone.

Question is about airspace. If I do this, I'll have 2 1/2 gallons in a 5 gallon containers that will have air above it. (I dont have co2 bottles to blow the air out of the buckets or anything like that).

Will splitting into 2 containers adversely affect the beers taste?

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Old 03-03-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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Apr 2011
DuBois, PA
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as long as you don't age it a real long time the oxygen shouldn't do too much damage. If you were going for 3 months or so then it might be an issue
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Bottled Burton Ale, Wet Hopped IPA, Roese Kriek, "Grimm" RIS 23%, Saison Du Flood,"Warrior" IIPA 17%, "Oaked Warrior" IIPA 17%
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