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Old 09-08-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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If I'm planning on making both 3 gallon and 5 gallon batches, would a six gallon better bottle do the trick? I'm worried that with 3 gallons in a 6 gallon bottle, there would be too much headspace. Is this an issue?

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Old 09-08-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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its not an issue. That's why you use an airlock.

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Old 09-08-2012, 08:59 PM   #3
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Like Squonk said. All that headspace gets filled with CO2, no worries.

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What they said ^

Lagering is a different story in that you want minimal head space. Although, I haven't really noticed a huge difference when lagering with a gallon or so less beer than the vessel size. But then again I am no BJCP judge either.

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