The title pretty much says it all. Just wondering if I put about 6 gallons of wort into a 14 gallon conical if I should worry about O2 issues with the fermentation and finished beer.
My thoughts are that the surface area is about the same as a 6.5 gallon glass carboy as the diameter of the conical is 23 inches and the diameter of the carboy is 20.5 inches. I am talking the top of the wort, I am unsure of sides.
I guess I am wondering if the extra head space would present an issue? If so, could I purge the whole fermenter with CO2 before racking my finished wort into it?
Thanks in advance!