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Kephren 09-27-2005 12:12 AM

Help w/ Nitrogen tap
 
I've got the tap, tank and lines all set up. I'm using a 25/75 mix CO2/N2. Are there any special procedures? What PSI should I push at?

barside laundry 10-02-2005 11:50 PM

nitrogen
 
I think 25-30 psi is what I did, it has been a while. I remember messing around at different psi's and it did not make much of a difference. I crank it up to 30 and shake the heck out of the keg and roll it on its side (exposing more beer to the gas). I do that for about 2 minutes and then put it back in the fridge and then return an hour later and do the same and then drink.

Kephren 10-03-2005 12:31 AM

Thanks for the post. That's about what I'm gonna do. I read an article in BYO after I posted this that suggested letting the nitrogen bubble through a bubbler for 30 minutes, then rest, then repeat. I'm going to try that. I guess shaking it would do the same.

bikebryan 10-04-2005 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kephren
Thanks for the post. That's about what I'm gonna do. I read an article in BYO after I posted this that suggested letting the nitrogen bubble through a bubbler for 30 minutes, then rest, then repeat. I'm going to try that. I guess shaking it would do the same.

From what I understand, Nitrogen doesn't absorb into the beer very well. It's not there to provide any form of fizz (that all CO2, baby) but there to provide the PSI you need to push stouts through the restrictor plates of a Stout faucet.


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