Hi all. I'm planning an experiment. I like to brew a lot and I brew 1 case at a time. Unfortunately I don't drink it as fast as I'd like to so I sometimes run into a bit of aging oxidation. I bottle from a bucket and use oxy-caps.
I've noticed quite a few differing opinions on purging bottles with CO2 when it comes to bottling from a bucket so I thought i'd try a long storage experiment. I'm bottling this weekend so I'm going to reserve 3 bottles. The first I'm going to purge the headspace with a gas mix (Private Reserve canister), the second with straight CO2, and no purge on the third. I want to see if I can tell a definitive difference or if it's a colossal waste of time. Does anyone have any suggestions, additions, subtractions or general ideas?