« on: November 01, 2012, 08:51:33 AM »
Bottles about 2.5 weeks ago
well, you could keep sampling every couple weeks and see if it gets worse. If it gets dull and papery as it ages it's probably oxidation. If it gets otherwise foul and vinegary, well you can take it from there.
for what it's worth. the difference in priming amounts between 5 and 5.25 gallons isn't really enough to worry about in my opionion and racking on top of the priming sugar will reduce your chances of oxidation over stirring the sugar in afterwards. You could even purge the bottling bucket with co2 if you want to really reduce that o2 exposure.