Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Carbonation question...
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-05-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
mclamb6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 135
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts

Default Carbonation question...

Do commercial brewers have different carbing techniques than us homebrewers? I have a kegerator. My typical procedure is to set the regulator at the desired PSI, wait 7-14 days, and it's ready (or almost ready). I get a nice head, head retention (based on the recipe), etc. But when I compare to a similar style from a commercial brewer, the overall carbing isn't quite the same--the commercial beer has more "depth" to its carbonation and more sharpness (while having the right level of carbonation for the style).

Any thoughts?

__________________
mclamb6 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
grathan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 1,772
Liked 106 Times on 79 Posts
Likes Given: 55

Default

I would think a spunding valve which keeps a set psi in the fermenter and then all transfers from there be under co2. pressure. I am only guessing though. I think the taste perception could be that the commercial beer being filtered and making the carbonation stand out more. Though when I pour a Bud the carbonation bubbles do some weird movements that my homebrews don't.

__________________
grathan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carbonation question mortal888 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 02-23-2012 11:52 PM
Carbonation question Buck2001 General Beer Discussion 1 08-18-2011 04:36 AM
keg carbonation question Izumidai Bottling/Kegging 1 12-29-2010 02:21 PM
Carbonation question again. max-the-knife Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 03-10-2007 06:26 AM
carbonation question.. kfgolfer Bottling/Kegging 2 12-19-2006 08:57 PM