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Old 10-05-2008, 08:16 PM   #1
Aug 2008
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this is my first time using a secondary. i don't have enough beer to fill my carboy. i'd say i'm about half a gallon short. should i top it off with sanitary water to prevent oxidation or is it something that i should just let go?


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Old 10-05-2008, 08:20 PM   #2
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Dont add anything, it will be fine, assuming you are using a 5 gallon carboy and it is say ~.5 gallons short. Every time you rack the beer to a new vessel you are bound to have some volume loss of some sort. This should be fine!

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Old 10-05-2008, 08:23 PM   #3
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RDWHAHB, adding a sanitizing solution will water your beer down, not good

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