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mashuganabrew 11-26-2012 11:39 PM

Do I really need Nitrogen?
 
I've just spent a load of money of Nitrogen equipment only to find out I can't get it here.... is it worth driving 5 hours round trip to get it every other month?

mashuganabrew 11-26-2012 11:41 PM

Do I really need Nitrogen?
 
I've just spent a load of money on Nitrogen equipment, only to find out I can't get it here? Is it worth keeeping it? Is it worth the 5 hour round trip every other month?

mgortel 11-26-2012 11:42 PM

Oh that sux....5 hrs is closest place to get it....you sure????

Guess its up to you.....I suppose if you really want to use it then it might be worth investing in as big of a bottle as possible so you dont have to make as many trips for it.......

bad67z 11-26-2012 11:42 PM

That all depends on what you want, it's personal preference.

bad67z 11-26-2012 11:46 PM

Dude, holly mother of multiple posts 3 for the same question.

Yooper 11-26-2012 11:47 PM

I am perfectly content dispensing my stout on co2, so I have no need/desire for a nitro setup. But if it's important to you, especially if you've bought all the equipment, only you can decide if you really need it.

mashuganabrew 11-26-2012 11:48 PM

yeah, I'm sure... I've spent the entire day calling and driving to every gas distributor in WV and eastern OH. Closest places are going to be Columbus or Pitsburgh and I haven't even found a distributor in either place yet. unfortunatley I've already purchased a 5 gallon tank, I'll call tomorrow to see if I can return it. I've never tried beer off of Nitrogen (not knowingly) so I don't know the advantages other than the better foam and cascading stouts. I just have a few stouts and porters ready to keg and wanted to give it a go. Any and All opinions on the pros (or cons) would be appreciated.
:mad:

mgortel 11-26-2012 11:52 PM

I do not keg myself.....but i can tell you this.

I am a Guiness drinker....and when they changed the Bottles to be CO2 and got rid of the Nitrogen torpedo....I was very upset....now I only buy the Draught Cans...which still have the nitrogen torpedo.

When I do start kegging....I plan on nitrogen for my stouts...i am a huge stout fan.....but I will be sure to check on N2 availability myself.

I wouldnt use nitrogen for any other beer styles myself.

bad67z 11-26-2012 11:58 PM

mashuganabrew, I know that Matheson/Valley has it here in Columbus. I'm in the welding business call on all on most of the industrial gas distributors in a 6 states including W.V. I think I can help you out if you would like.

Yooper 11-27-2012 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mgortel (Post 4623696)
I do not keg myself.....but i can tell you this.

I am a Guiness drinker....and when they changed the Bottles to be CO2 and got rid of the Nitrogen torpedo....I was very upset....now I only buy the Draught Cans...which still have the nitrogen torpedo.

When I do start kegging....I plan on nitrogen for my stouts...i am a huge stout fan.....but I will be sure to check on N2 availability myself.

I wouldnt use nitrogen for any other beer styles myself.

I've had IPAs on nitrogen, and they are great. But I don't miss having a nitro set up for myself. It's really up to each person to decide what they need.

Without a nitro set up, my oatmeal stout is still great due to the flaked barley and oats that I add to get a creamy mouthfeel and a creamy head. But with it would it be even better? maybe. But I don't really care enough to invest in the nitro set up.


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