OK folks, I'm about to try and cask a beer for the first time. I'm trying to minimize O2 pickup as much as possible, but I don't have the usual closed transfer options as with a keg.
Ideally, the beer will still be a few points from finished when I get home, and I'll transfer then. Since it'll all still be actively fermenting I'm hoping that will minimize the issue. Other suggestions have been to let the beer ferment out completely, sit for a few more days, then rack/prime/fine.
So, am I better off trying to transfer with a few gravity points left? Or will dosing the beer with primings be enough to reactivate the O2 scrubbing potential of the yeast still in suspension? Would it be worth just sticking a CO2 line and just trickle some gas into the cask to try and blanket everything?