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Old 11-17-2007, 02:10 AM   #1
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I have about 6 inches of headspace before the start of the neck, of my carboy.....is this two much???


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Old 11-17-2007, 02:16 AM   #2
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Did you go from a 6.5gal bucket/carboy to a 5gal carboy? If you did, you should be fine. That is the reason I brew 5.5gal batches, so that I can rack 5gal of clean beer into a keg or conditioning carboy.


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Old 11-17-2007, 02:23 AM   #3
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Yes, my primary was a 6.5 gallon bucket (was in there for 2 weeks)
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:31 AM   #4
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There's no need to worry about the air space. Any CO2 offgassing will fill the gap and push the air out.
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