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Old 12-01-2007, 03:19 PM   #1
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Is there any advantage to purging the secondary with co2 prior to racking from primary?

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Old 12-01-2007, 03:30 PM   #2
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I've done it a few times with my Better Bottles, but I didn't notice a discernible difference in the quality of the beer.

 
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:36 PM   #3
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I do it because I use the carboy cap method to transfer and so I am using CO2 to prime the siphon and push the beer.
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:55 PM   #4
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I have been purging after filling the secondary. I personally haven't noticed much difference.
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:00 PM   #5
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I purge my kegs before filling. But, that is really a byproduct of the sanitation process. Fermented beer at atmospheric pressure has enough CO2 in it to fill the head space.
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