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Old 10-16-2012, 04:16 AM   #1
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Default Video of cascade effect in homebrew using ultrasonics instead of nitrogen

I was bored and emptying the junk out of the ultrasonic cleaner while having a pint and decided to see if I could get a guinness like head out of homebrew without the fuss of nitrogen and restrictor faucets.

Apparently you can. This is an irish red ale I have kegged (my first kegged beer) and while the head is very nice and creamy it doesn't hold it's peaks like a real good pint of guinness would. Force carbed at about 9psi I believe. I'll have to try again with a stout and see how the protein content effects the density. The bubbles making up the head are very small and reasonably long lasting.

Oh, and I apoligise for the video quality and cleanliness. Having never posted a video before I wasn't sure how it would look online but you get the point. I'll try some more beer and post the results although it takes for friggin ever to upload so I'll just post pics unless a video is specifically requested.

P.S. When in Ireland, at 13yrs old, meeting my great uncle Sidney, he taught me to always draw a smiley face on your pint of guinness and I've done it ever since.

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Old 10-16-2012, 04:21 AM   #2
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Well, $h!t, I'll just have to break out my ultrasonic cleaner instead of buying that stout faucet!

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Nice. I like. But seriously how many people have one of those.

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:51 PM   #4
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I'm guessing a few more now.

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Old 10-16-2012, 02:29 PM   #5
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That is pretty incredible! I just went to Amazon to price out ultrasonic cleaners, lol. The price point is way lower than a nitrogen setup, especially for someone who doesn't keg yet...

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And, you can clean $h!t with it. Not sure what your nitro setup will clean

Harbor freight has a beer size one for $30
http://www.harborfreight.com/ultraso...aner-3305.html

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That's a good point. They use pint sized ultrasonics for jewelery that are probably really cheap. It's after noon so I'll take one for the team and try a bottled irish stout. Results to follow!

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I suppose that your pint was flat after taking all that Co2 out of suspension.

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I suppose that your pint was flat after taking all that Co2 out of suspension.
Who cares about flat beer, it's cascading!
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I suppose that your pint was flat after taking all that Co2 out of suspension.

Yeah...that's what I was thinking unless there is something scientific happening that I don't even know about.
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