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Old 04-21-2008, 09:51 AM   #11
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The only other thing I can think of is that storing bottles on their side may slightly increase rate of oxidation, as the area of beer in contact with air will be greater than for an upright bottle. For most beers I bet this difference will be entirely negligible - but if you were cellaring a beer for a year or more then upright might be a better way to go.

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Old 04-21-2008, 01:40 PM   #12
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The only other thing I can think of is that storing bottles on their side may slightly increase rate of oxidation, as the area of beer in contact with air will be greater than for an upright bottle. For most beers I bet this difference will be entirely negligible - but if you were cellaring a beer for a year or more then upright might be a better way to go.
I was going to suggest the exact comments...even wine bottles are placed at an angle to reduce the surface exposure.
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Old 06-28-2008, 02:13 PM   #13
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I pointed a fellow to this thread, so I should update it. I carbed two batches horizontally and couldn't tell any difference.

Since several threads seem to think that carbing at higher room temps is ok, I've started boxing my carbing batches and stacking them in the corner. So no more problems finding room in the fermentation fridge.

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