do you keg though? if so the process still applies...blow CO2 into the carboy before racking to purge as much regular air as possible.
I need to try what you're doing sometime. I actually have two 2.5 gallon carboys, as well as a 3 gallon carboy.
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10