Headspace?

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  1. anditweighsaton

    anditweighsaton New Member

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    Hi there,

    Just joined here as starting out with homebrew. I'm in the UK so forgive my metric measurements!

    Just about to do my first brew - BIAB in a Peco/Electrim Boiler.; a Hoppy American Pale ale
    I have enough grain to make 23l/c.6 gallons that came with a kit but wanted to make a smaller batch to begin with, say 12l/c. 3 gallons. My issue is that i only have a 28l fermentation vessel so if i did this, there'd be a lot of headspace in there. Is this a huge issue? I don't plan on dry hopping and the fermenter has a tap for taking gravity readings etc. but obviously i want as little exposure to oxygen as possible.

    Any thoughts/advice?

    Thanks!
     
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    Hawkbox Well-Known Member

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    It's not a problem. Lots of the brew buckets you get with a new kit are 45L buckets for 21L batches.
     
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    No problems cheers from another metric:p!
     
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    Welcome, and good luck!
     
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    Thanks all, appreciate the welcome and advice. I'm looking forward to getting stuck in!
     
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