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Old 04-07-2007, 09:02 PM   #1
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can I force carb with my tank of 70/30 beer gas? finally set up a nitro system and now wonder if I really need the old tank and regulator.

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no one knows? or stupid question? this is one of those things I feel like I should know but don't. scoured my books and spent some quality time with google but no luck.

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I don't have experience with nitrogen mixes, other than I understand that nitrogen doesn't absorb the way CO2 does. This is why pubs that push their beer long distances from the keg to the tap, use nitrogen to push instead of CO2. They have to use higher pressure for long distances (we're talking the length of the pub) and higher CO2 would get absorbed and over carb the beer.

If you have the time, I'd prime them with corn sugar. If not, and you don't want to waste precious nitro on forcing (shaking). I'd say do the passive force carb. Hook em up at serving pressure and let em sit for 7-10 days.

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Better is to have carbonating done with co2 AFAIK. Not sure if you can carbonate as sucessfully as CO2 if you use beer gas instead.

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