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Thread: Options for reducing headspace

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    Anchorage, AK

    Default Options for reducing headspace

    I have several melomels in 3 to 5 gal carboys on oak which I wil shortly be racking to tertiary carboys and I am concerned about keeping headspace to a minimum. I have had a half-filled 1/2 gal container of melomel turn brown in about a month and I am very concerned about this issue. I would like to top off with other similar melomels but I don't have any on hand. I was thinking of using vodka diluted to 13% ABV. What do the big boys recommend? Oh, I did try to search this but couldn't find much.

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    We were discussing this recently in this thread.

    The most popular ideas (for those of us without inert gases) were corks or glass aquarium marbles. As always YMMV.
    Continued fermentation experimentation from The Mead Lab

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