Originally Posted by conpewter
So how can I get 2.5 volumes of Co2 into beer if it doesn't take up less space when it is absorbed? Also it's not the shrinkage of molecules, it is simply that they have less energy so occupy a smaller space.
how much space it takes up has nothing to do with how many volumes of Co2 you can fit inside of it. I can fit more rocks inside my carboy and the level keeps rising. Although, I am sure it is somewhat relative. (Co2 volume and beer volume)
I never thought of the lesser energy thing. Good post man! Very Interesting. After reading this I am beginning to wonder if JLem is onto something.............. there may just be enough Co2 in the headspace to be absorbed over a long period of time.........
man what good conversation this thread has generated