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AkBillyBow

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Hello,

Another newbie question here. Can I make a 3 gallon batch of wine in a 6 gallon carboy, and 7.8 gallon first ferment bucket?

I know you should keep the headspace at a minimum, but is this acceptable or too much? Should I search for a 3 gallon carboy instead of using what I have?

Thanks for the help!!

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That's fine for the primary fermentation. Just keep a cloth tied down around the top and once the SG gets down around 1.010 rack into your 3 gallon carboy. Hopefully you are actually starting out with about 3.5 gallons to allow for volume lost to lees.
 
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You really shouldn't store 3 gallons in a 6-gallon carboy. Way too much headspace.
 

AkBillyBow

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Thanks for all of the replies!!! I will invest in a 3 gallon carboy.

Thanks again !!!!

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