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Is head space really necessary when bottling still mead?

Yes the head space is important. At the very least, you need the head space to cushion fluid volume expansion & contraction from temp change.
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What is the overall volume of a Corny keg?

Mine seem to hold just under 5.25 gal.
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What is the overall volume of a Corny keg?

I tested one of my pin lock kegs just the other day, and it came out to almost exactly five gallons. There was just a tiny bit of space left at the top after adding five gallons of water, as measured ...
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Why leave headspace when bottling?

Gas compresses under pressure. Liquid doesn't. If you have no head space, then when CO2 is produced after bottling, there's nowhere for the pressure to go but to break the bottle. If you have too ...
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Can I vacuum my primary fermenter headspace for an extended period?

FWIW, you should realize that the CO2 you are degassing does not come from the blanket of CO2 in the fermentor. Its CO2 that dissolved into the wine during fermentation. I find the vacuum idea a ...
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Wine fermentation containers and headspace

Let me answer your questions You will need that 2 gallons of head space for foaming. Don't use a six gallon bucket. Air is less of a concern during primary because of the volumes of CO2 produced but ...
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