Is there a relationship between air gap amount and aging in bottles

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  1. dfj

    dfj Active Member

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    I eyeball my bottling. It seems larger air gap means more time required to age. Am i imagining this?
     
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    Age, as in flavor, or age as in carbonation? carbonation would actually make sense as it would take long beer to “pressurize”. Flavor... I’m not sure
     
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    I've noticed that underfilled bottles seem to have higher pressure inside - don't know why.
     
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    Not sure where I read this but i remember seeing that leaving too much air space in bottles will create higher carbonation because there is more O2 ? for the yeast to use up. Also higher risk of launching bottles from over carbonizing.
    I fill my bottles until the beer hits the top and when I take out wand have just right amount in bottle.
     
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    Makes sense. I don't keep underfilled bottles any more. They just oxidize.
     

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