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Old 10-15-2010, 03:25 PM   #1
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Default Beersmith CO2 Volumes - Really low?

In beersmith, do the CO2 volumes seem rather low for certain styles?

For instance, a 15A Weissbier, i has 2.5-2.9 volumes as style guidline....

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Old 10-15-2010, 03:31 PM   #2
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I will look it up in one of the books or go here and do a quick calculation to be sure.

http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/rec...rbonation.html

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Old 10-15-2010, 03:42 PM   #3
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good god, 26 psi? I'm gonna need a secondary reg...

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so, i'm still wondering about this.

what are people carbing a hefeweizen at? beersmith says 2.7-2.9, other sources say like 4?

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Got the new BYO and noticed this link listed. I shoot for the middle of the range unless I have had it before and know what to set the regulator too. My kegerator sits at 40 deg and put it between 8-12psi. Been sitting around 10 lately with good results for most styles.

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the "residual fermentation C02" thing is very interesting and something I hadn't heard before. it's basically saying subtrack .8-1 volumes for your calculations....

makes sense that most of the bottled homebrew I've had has been relatively over-carbed.

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According to Stan Hieronymous' new book, Brewing With Wheat, here are a few carb levels:

Schnieder Weiss 3.5
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier 3
Franziskaner Hefeweissbier 3.5

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The German-style Weizen (Weissbier) should be 3.6 to 4.48 Co2 volumes.

Screwy's Beer Carbonation Guide By Style

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