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Old 09-08-2012, 12:37 AM   #1
kdar
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I ordered 6 gallon carboy. However I only have about 3 gallon of wine in it now, during second fermentation I racked it today.
Will this large headspace be a problem?



 
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:42 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kdar
I ordered 6 gallon carboy. However I only have about 3 gallon of wine in it now, during second fermentation I racked it today.
Will this large headspace be a problem?
If you leave it too long your wine will oxidize.

Go get thee gallon jugs of Carl Rossi wine and you'll have three one gallon carboys!!

 
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:17 AM   #3
kdar
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Ah thanks. That's good idea. I might go and buy some.

 
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