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Old 12-07-2007, 06:22 PM   #1
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Also known as laughing gas. It is used for whipped cream..... so why not beer?? It is sold in the little metal chargers like the ones used for paintball guns. I've seen dispensing units for corny kegs that are meant for CO2 so you don't have to haul your tank and regulator to a party. So I'm thinking why not try some nitrous in a batch of stout. Anyone tried it? Surely I'm not the first one to think of this

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Old 12-07-2007, 06:29 PM   #2
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That's the funnies idea I've ever heard.

Hahahahaha, hahahahah, hahahaha!
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If it comes out of the tap whipped, you could put a dollop on top of a piece of coffee cake. Damn, that would be tasty.

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If it comes out of the tap whipped, you could put a dollop on top of a piece of coffee cake. Damn, that would be tasty.
Now that's an idea that I really love
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:20 PM   #5
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So I'm thinking why not try some nitrous in a batch of stout. :
Why ?
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Why ?
Why? cause it's there.

Why is it that every new or different idea that I've seen on this sight today has to be shot down by people that don't care to even think about it for one blessed second?

Why? "Why carbonate beer at all? the monks thousands of years ago didn't carbonate their beer."

Why? "Why bother being alive at all if you're going to die eventually anyways?"

The reason for trying out nitrous for beer is the same as the reasons it's used for whipped cream:
1. it dissolves into liquids extremely quickly and easily
2. it provides the creamiest whipped cream with the smallest bubbles.

If small bubbles and a thick creamy head is what you want in a stout, then it makes sense to me that nitrous could be MORE effective than beer gas or straight nitrogen. Plus it has a sweet aroma that nitrogen and CO2 do not have.

THAT is WHY
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Where do you get these canisters? What are they usually used for?

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Where do you get these canisters? What are they usually used for?
You can get them at some kitchen/restaurant supply stores. There might even be some grocery stores that sell them.

When all else fails, try to find a "tobacco shop" that smells like Nag Champa and has tie-dye art on display.

The legitimate use is for whipping cream for baked goods. But some places (like the "tobacco shops" mentioned above) have these things called "nitrous crackers" that allow you to pierce the seal on the canister and fill a balloon with the gas. Then you can do painless oral surgery.
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I think they use it in whipped cream because it can be compressed very well. The reason for the small bubbles is mostly the nossle it comes out of. I don't know how well it actually disolves into a liquid since I don't really consider whipped cream a liquid but go for it. BTW don't try to use anything that isn't considered medical grade. It's like those stupid punks who try to get high from the N2O that they installed in there car and black out since it's not the stuff that doctors use.

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We always called them whipits ..... They were sold at the adult book store...LOL

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