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Old 07-23-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried carbing root beer with nitrogen?

I was talking about my beer brewing at work and mentioned to one of the guys that he could easily make his own root beer (he loves root beer).
I mentioned the different options for carbonating it, as well as how beer gets carbonated (including Guinness) and he said he already has a nitrogen tank and regulator.

Sound like it could be neat...

 
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:36 PM   #2
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No, you cannot carbonate with nitrogen as it doesn't dissolve in water/alcohol. You could use beer gas on root beer and pour it with a stout faucet.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:48 PM   #3
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huh, I wonder how a stout tapped rootbeer would taste.....

 
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:01 PM   #4
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The whole point of nitrogen is to add additional gas pressure to push your beer to your faucet without adding any more carbonation. The only time you really need this is if you are trying to add very little carbonation to your beer. Since rootbeer is normally carbed at like 35 psi, you could get the same sensation as nitrogen by just carbing it at normal beer pressures (10-14 psi). If you try to carb it with pure nitrogen, you'll just get absolutely flat rootbeer.

 
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:54 PM   #5
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Old thread but my $.02...

I have a dedicated nitro setup on my kegerator for rootbeer (well, one stout tap for the stout, and another for root beer, in addition to the beer). I carb my rootbeer at 15 PSI and nitro dispense at 35 PSI. Pours like a Guinness, gorgeous cascade and creamy head.

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Old 01-17-2010, 05:30 PM   #6
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http://www.energyfiend.com/2009/08/n...ehind-the-name

i wonder how they nitrogenate the water in this then. i've had em and it gives the drink a creamy mouth feel. i like it. it'd be cool if it were possible to do that to root beer.

 
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:00 PM   #7
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widget in the can like guinness?

 
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:22 AM   #8
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Mack25-what type of faucet do you dispense your root beer from? I putting together a parts list now and was thinking of a creamer, but I'm not sure on how it would work with a beer gas line set up for Guiness.

 
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:18 PM   #9
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Mack25-what type of faucet do you dispense your root beer from? I putting together a parts list now and was thinking of a creamer, but I'm not sure on how it would work with a beer gas line set up for Guiness.
A normal stout faucet. The only thing I would worry about with a creamer faucet is how much you carbonate the root beer - would whipping a highly carbed soda be like shaking the bottle before unscrewing the cap?

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:50 AM   #10
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No, you cannot carbonate with nitrogen as it doesn't dissolve in water/alcohol. You could use beer gas on root beer and pour it with a stout faucet.
The following link about nitro beer makes it sound that nitrogenation of liquids is indeed possible and desirable. Read the q and a towards the end... why not with soda?
http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/food...ing_co_is.html

 
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