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Old 11-04-2009, 03:51 AM   #1
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Default Carbonation development in different sized bottles

I heard somewhere that the CO2 levels will be different for different sized bottles. I am doing a stardard bottling procedure (making a corn sugar primer, adding it to the beer, and then bottling) and I'm wondering if I will get the same CO2 development in my 12 oz, 16.9 oz, 22 oz, and 25.4 oz bottles. Any thoughts or experiences?

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Old 11-04-2009, 03:55 AM   #2
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CO2 levels should be even across all bottles if you've properly mixed the priming sugar and beer. Now, I could see different bottles giving off different carbonation times, but not carbonation levels.

I don't know the science behind it though, so I'm sure someone will set me straight. I just don't think that the air/liquid ratio can really make that much of a difference.
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:36 AM   #3
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more beer and thus more yeast and thus more priming sugar (if properly mixed) in a larger bottle so no worries, I wouldnt think the carb times would be much different either.
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