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Old 12-04-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default Nitro - Beers that work and those that don't?

I have had a nitro tap for about a year and to this point I have only served a dry irish stout on nitro, time to try something new. Are there any styles of beer you would avoid on nitro? Any that work particularly well? I was thinking about spliting an IPA into 2 kegs and putting half on nitro and half on co2.....good idea or would they be very similar, in other words would it be like having two of the same beers on tap?


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Old 12-04-2010, 03:01 PM   #2
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Putting an IPA on nitro works well, it really lofts the aroma oils.


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wow, that sounds fun. what other beers have people run on nitro?
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:31 PM   #4
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ive heard pales are good, but i like the potential this thread has. like jonp9576 said, what else have people done? results?
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I haven't done any because I don't have a nitro tap. I have been thinking about getting one though. Scottish Ales are frequently served nitro. I can't think of any others commercially other than stout. Sounds fun. I would be willing to try it with just about anything. If pales are good I bet ambers are too. Hmmm, maybe this should be my 2011brewing goal.
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Yeah IPA's are wonderful on nitro. I have had at a bar a porter on nitro, a cream ale on nitro, im thinking a nice dry hopped irish red might be even tasty on nitro
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Can I just hook up any of my beers and pour a couple? Or it there some time needed after hooking it up and before pouring?
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I would think just hook and pour, I carb my nitro beers with co2.

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