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Old 01-24-2013, 04:18 AM   #1
Jan 2013
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I recently transferred about 4 1/2 gallons of beer from my bucket into my 6 gallon carboy. My concern is that with quite a bit of headspace it's at risk for infection because there isn't enough c02 being produced in the secondary to protect the beer from air... any thoughts?

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Old 01-24-2013, 02:29 PM   #2
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No, if you've sanitized properly you shouldn't risk infection. Maybe oxidation might dull the flavor of your beer.
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