I've got a batch on the go at the moment and I think its ready for secondary fermentation. I see that all the best brewers (you lot
) recommend a glass carboy or similar for the secondary.
As far as I can work out this is mainly because there's minimal oxygen in there once you've filled it with beer. As I don't have a glass carboy, and it doesn't look like I can get one mail order in the UK, I thought I'd use my spare fermenting bucket. I know there's another school of thought that's worried about oxygen passing through the plastic and the possible flavouring of your beer from the plastic as well.
I'm aware that the airgap in the top would be large, so I thought maybe I could vent a CO2 cylinder into the fermenter first, and then hopefully this would provide a blanket to prevent the oxygen getting to close to the beer.
Would this work (I can't really see why not) or am I getting a little too fussy about my beer?
Thanks once again for any thoughts/advice.