View Full Version : Blackberry Puree in Secondary - Headspace/Oxidation Risk Concern?

11-16-2014, 06:52 PM
Hey guys. Have a 1 gallon melomel going that has been fermenting in a 2 gallon bucket. Primary is complete.

I wasn't concerned with oxidation from the extra headspace in the primary, but now I want to rack to a secondary and add 1.5lbs of Blackberry puree.

Is it OK to rack to a 2 gallon bucket, even though I'll have 3-4 inches of headspace at the top? How long will it take for fermentation to kick off again to fill that headspace with Co2? Better ideas? Thanks for the help.


11-17-2014, 03:19 PM
Not sure why you would want to rack it. Do you have SG readings? You can probably just add the puree.