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Old 04-08-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default Using 6.5 gallon fermentor for 3 gal ice wine?

Is that too much head space? I have 5 gallon carboys but don't know that I'll be able to stir enough. First time with the wine and any help is appreciated. I do have a 3 gallon carboy for the secondary though. Thanks!

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Old 04-08-2012, 03:14 PM   #2
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Head space doesn't matter in primary. Many use an open bucket. The primary fermentation gives off enough co2 to protect the must. Those active yeast need some oxygen anyways.
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