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Old 02-13-2009, 08:24 PM   #1
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Hey, I am reading that you need a special faucet for stout with a restrictor disk in it in order to pour like a Guinness... is this all the mod that is needed for a home kegerator? or do you need to go nitrogen instead of straight co2 also?

 
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:38 PM   #2
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The special faucet is if you're going to distribute with N2 instead of CO2. That's what gives Guiness Draft is specialness.
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:17 PM   #3
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Beer gas- It's actually a mixture of the two. 25/75 percent mix normally. Carb on CO2, and then serve on the mix at about double the PSI. Cheers !
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:30 PM   #4
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places that fill co2 should be able to fill your tank with the n2 mix. if not, they should be able to tell you where to get it.

yuo do not need a new tank or anything(if you are just running 1 beer which is a stout)
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:22 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice guys! Okay, so I have not got a keg setup yet, but looking stll. I am going to get 2 or even better 3 5gal setup with 2 or 3 taps respectively...

Last question on this topic... Is there a negative effect if I just keg my stout and pour normally with a normal tap and co2 like the lager and ale?

 
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:36 PM   #6
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No negative effects at all....you just won't get the "cascade" and classic mouthfeel of a nitro pour.

 
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:59 PM   #7
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dont let not having a stout faucet stop you from making a stout.
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:18 PM   #8
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I serve stouts on CO2 quite often- No cascade, but with a nice dark stout and proper carbonation, it gives some great head!

Got to love that foamy rich head...
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:32 PM   #9
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I serve mine with CO2 and then use a turkey baster to give it the cascade effect.

Fill your glass like normal, then draw up about an inch of the stout into the syringe and then raise it an inch or so above the beer and spray it back in. It will give it a great cascade effect for only pennies.

 
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:36 PM   #10
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I am dispensing a stout using a stout tap and CO2. It tastes great and has a great foamy head. However I am having a hard time getting a good pour that isnt all head. I have to pour it a couple of times and let the head settle.. any suggestions?
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