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  1. Default Blackberry Puree in Secondary - Headspace/Oxidation Risk Concern?

    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.


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    Not sure why you would want to rack it. Do you have SG readings? You can probably just add the puree.
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