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Old 03-22-2006, 02:44 AM   #1
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What mixture of co2 and nitrogen would I need for a stout and can I force carbonate with the co2/nitrogen mix and serve with co2?

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Old 03-22-2006, 04:54 AM   #2
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As Guinness Extra Stout (and most commercially available stouts) do not use any nitrogen, I would have to argue that you do not need any nitrogen at all.

I find that nitrogen gives a wonderful creamy head, but severely affects the flavor of the brew.

To improve head retention I have used Brumore or flaked barley. Both have given excellent results without impacting the flavor.


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Old 03-22-2006, 02:01 PM   #3
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you don't NEED nitrogen for a stout... but if you're interested in putting your stout on nitrogen, search the site for "nitrogen" -- there are several threads with good information that would be better read first-hand than summarized by me here....
or search "widget", those threads have some interesting info in them also...

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