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Old 10-23-2007, 11:45 PM   #1
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Is a 6 Gallon carboy too big to use as a secondary? Its my first time using one (my first two brews, I only used a Primary), and there seems to be an awful lot of headspace. There are also bunch of white specs floating on the top that resemble mold. I know everything was sanitized well before i racked. any thoughs other than RDWHAHB?

 
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:06 AM   #2
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5 is better, but 6 is fine for secondary. The white specs are almost surely some yeastie clumps, they'll settle after a week or so in the secondary. Sounds like you are fine!

 
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:23 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Kayos
5 is better, but 6 is fine for secondary. The white specs are almost surely some yeastie clumps, they'll settle after a week or so in the secondary. Sounds like you are fine!
Ah that's good to know, I had the same thing for the first time on my last beer and were afraid that they were mold. Bottled the beer anyway of course
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:32 AM   #4
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I think you will be fine on both counts

 
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