- Aug 29, 2016
- Reaction score
I had just racked a nice SLD Merlot out of my secondary into another 6 gal carboy. Still have a fair amount of gas so I figured I would degas a bit using the cork with just a vacuum tube and another hole, using my finger over the hole to modulate the vacuum. I sanitized everything good with some Star San spray. It was working good and I just looked away for a second and THUMP!, the old egg in the milk bottle trick. I thought about how to get it out and think I am out of luck. I hate to waste a good carboy but think long term bulk aging on gum rubber might not be the flavor profile I am seeking. Any ideas??