Originally Posted by Bassman
Does a TAD work well for english ales with low carbonation levels? I've thought of using cubitainer but the TAD might keep the ale fresher.
I would think so, but perhaps someone with more understanding of how co2 works in these systems can answer.
Basically you can naturally carbonate, which would allow you to prime however much you wanted and control the carbonation that way, or you can use the co2 cartridges to force carbonate, but this takes almost as long because the pressure doesn't exceed 15 psi.
However I'm not sure how this would affect the ability of the TAD system to pour. Just by observing my TAD pouring last night it seems like the co2 from the cartridge just goes right through the beer and into the headspace of the bottle, thus filling the space left by the exiting beer, so I would think it would work for low-carb ales. But I do wonder if, over time, this co2 would be absorbed into the beer if kept in the fridge.