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Offline thebigbaker

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Nitro Issues
« on: September 12, 2012, 04:04:20 PM »
So this is my first attempt at pouring my coconut milk stout on my new (used) nitro set up.  My pours have too much head and it takes a lot longer for the cascade effect to finish.  I think I may have over carbed the beer before I put it on nitro.  Please take a look at my method and suggest how I should change my method and fix the issue I have now.

1.  Racked beer to keg and set keg on 12psi @ 40 degrees for 3 1/2 days. 
2.  Connected keg to nitro (75/25 beer gas) @ 32 psi.

I tried a couple of different settings on nitro, 25 and 30 psi, but it still comes out w/ too much head and cascades too slow.

Thanks!
Jeremy Baker

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Re: Nitro Issues
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 07:50:51 PM »
I try to carbonate by beers to about 1.5 volumes first, you can adjust to taste from there.  (use a carbonation calculator on the internet or in brewing software if you use it.) 12 psi at 40 deg will give you about 2.5 volumes. Other than that you got it!

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Re: Nitro Issues
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 08:42:34 PM »
Thanks.  I de-carbed the keg and put it back on C02 @ 6psi, so we'll so how it turns out. 
Jeremy Baker

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