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Surly

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Hi
I have an American Amber Ale in primary. I will be moving it to secondary in a day or two.

I have thought I would try something new and split my five gal batch into two 2.5 gallon beers. I would like to dry hop one batch and continue the other as planned.

Do you see a problem with my moving 2.5 gallons to a 5 gallon carboy? (That is the only size I have.)
 

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None at all. I like to pressure check my kegs, so they are full of CO2 when I transfer, but you can just purge the head space after filling.
 
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david_42 said:
None at all. I like to pressure check my kegs, so they are full of CO2 when I transfer, but you can just purge the head space after filling.
TY for the response. I will not be using a keg to ferment in secondary but rather a 5 gallon glass carboy. Is that too large for 2.5 gallons of beer?
 

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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.
 
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malkore said:
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.
No, I do not keg and therefore do not have the ability to CO2 purge.

Is that important to a 2.5 gal beer in a 5 gal carboy? Am I leaving the beer to too much oxygen?
 
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