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Old 11-03-2008, 12:09 AM   #1
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I am thinking of exploring nitrogen dispensing for stouts or experimentation with other ales. I have the idea that I should robably blend co2 and nitro, but i'm not really sure how to do this. If you have experience in using notorgen, can you share your techniques and let me know what additional equipment may be necessary?

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Old 11-03-2008, 12:24 AM   #2
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Find someone that sells "beer gas". It will already be blended together.

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Old 11-03-2008, 12:26 AM   #3
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You'll need a faucet on your tap that is made for this as well. A standard faucet won't give you the creamy head that you're looking for.

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Old 11-03-2008, 12:39 AM   #4
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The blended gas must be what the nitrogen regulators are for - different attachment? So it pretty much gets treated like a seperate system, instead of integrating it into an existing co2 system...then switch out the tap. Simple as that?

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There is no integration. A nitro draught system is completely separate from a CO2 system. The gas is different, the regulator is different, and the faucet is different.

You can use pure N2 to serve if you first carbonate the beer to the desired level with CO2, then switch the gas.

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Old 11-03-2008, 01:02 AM   #6
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a-ha. That makes it pretty simple.

Thanks for clearing this up for me.

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i've used pure nitro for dispensing with a picnic tap and it still gave the nice creamy head. it was wonderful.

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Old 11-05-2008, 09:59 PM   #8
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I have been wondering about this beer gas. If it is a mix of carbon doxide and notrogen, wouldn't the gasses seprate and exit the tank one after another? In other words, how do you know that you are injecting both gasses into the beer instead of just one? Are the gasses just that similar in weight?

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I have been wondering about this beer gas. If it is a mix of carbon doxide and notrogen, wouldn't the gasses seprate and exit the tank one after another? In other words, how do you know that you are injecting both gasses into the beer instead of just one? Are the gasses just that similar in weight?
Take a deep breath. You just inhaled a mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, CO2 and a bunch of other stuff.

Gasses mix pretty well.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:08 AM   #10
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i realize our environment is full of mixed gasses, but the phenomenon of co2 settling to the bottom of a brew vessel may also exist within the confines of a pressurized tank of gas. I think intuition could lead you to both conclusions.

Maybe the rdwhahb should be the reset button here - if it works, it works.

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