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Old 02-10-2003, 04:18 AM
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"Negodki" wrote in message
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"Karen Lambert" wrote:
how much is too much air space?

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If you can be sure that there will not be
such a temperature increase (even if there is a power failure and your
refrigeration system goes south for the winter), you could use 1/2-3/4" on
all vessels, but the same surface area would be exposed, and there would

be
little difference in oxidation.
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Wouldn't the amount of oxygen available is proportional to the _volume_ of
the head space, and the _rate_ of transfer to the wine would be proportional
to the surface area?
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