Originally Posted by abracadabra
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