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Old 12-28-2011, 06:22 PM   #21
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You're welcome. These tips should get you very close to where you want to be.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:23 PM   #22
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Should i use co2 on the barrel when its ready or would the sugar provide enough carbonation to pour a pint.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:25 PM   #23
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Does your pressure barrel work via gravity? I thought they were designed to work like a cask and draw air in through the top. If there was a way to blanket more CO2 on top I would do that myself, but not sure if that's possible with one of those kegs.
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To my knowledge,those pressure barrels aren't designed for using co2 cylinders. Just co2 from priming sugar solutions.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:30 PM   #25
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To my knowledge,those pressure barrels aren't designed for using co2 cylinders. Just co2 from priming sugar solutions.
The barrel has a lid where a co2 injector valve can fit where you use co2 bulbs.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:36 PM   #26
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It sounds like the one you have is designed to use what we call co2 cartriges. That could help when dispensing the beer to prevent the beer from going flat as it is dispensed.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:42 PM   #27
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It sounds like the one you have is designed to use what we call co2 cartriges. That could help when dispensing the beer to prevent the beer from going flat as it is dispensed.
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Yeah, if there's a way to use a CO2 cart I would definitely do that.
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Yeah, if there's a way to use a CO2 cart I would definitely do that.
Thank you Shooter. Appreciated.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:29 PM   #30
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I used to use a similar pressure barrel up to about 15 years ago. Mine had a flexible pickup tube attached to the spigot and a float on the other end, so the beer was always drawn from the top, and you never got cloudy beer.
As for priming amounts, I hardly ever primed, and got carbonation levels similar to a southern English bitter. You may want a bit more carbonation that I like. 50 g of dextrose (or table sugar) should give you about 1.5 vol C02 (which is a bit high for a draught beer, and a bit low for bottled. I'd start there, and adjust up or down as required for the next brew.

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