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ScottT

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Does headspace in a secondary fermenter cause a problem? To me it seems like this space will fill up with a CO2 blanket almost immediately. Just curious if I can use a 6 gal carboy for a secondary.

I've got a chance to pick up a couple cheap. (After I already spent too much on a new one.)
 

El Pistolero

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There was an almost heated discussion here about that very issue a couple of weeks ago. Some were with you on the CO2 blanket theory, others felt that there is not that much CO2 still being produced in a secondary. Personally, it seems to me that if there is any bubble activity at all, then there's at least enough CO2 to cover the beer. JMHO :cool:
 

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The only thing I've ever used is 6.5 gallon for both primary and secondary. Never had a problem.
 
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