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Offline fredthecat

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nitro is idiotic
« on: February 16, 2022, 10:38:51 pm »
there is no beer i've ever had, type or even individual pint/can where i thought "OH GOOD ITS NITRO". but i would grudgingly get guinness on nitro when in a place that had nothing better, or i was desperate for variation from pale lager.

it mutes aroma
the body is simply different, and frankly not superior in any way to appropriate carbonation. many british beers in cans get appropriate lower carbonation with co2,
it comes as a stupid 440ml in a 500ml can

IT EXPLODES EVERY SINGLE TIME
just had an o'haras stout sitting at cold temp for 12 hours and it literally exploded all over my arms and table.

THERES NO NEED FOR NITRO AT ALL.

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Re: nitro is idiotic
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2022, 04:41:48 am »
I love what nitro can do for many beers.  It makes a plain beer creamy.  This doesn't work in every beer style known to man.  But for many beers, it adds something interesting to make for a more enjoyable experience.
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Re: nitro is idiotic
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2022, 05:46:15 am »
Nitro works for some beers. It is just replicating what a beer engine does when serving a beer on cask without oxidizing the beer and destroying its shelf life. I like a Guinness on nitro.

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Re: nitro is idiotic
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2022, 06:42:48 am »
I like some beers on nitro, including Guinness. It's another tool, sometimes used to great effect, sometimes not.
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Re: nitro is idiotic
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2022, 07:51:26 am »
I just had a can of Boddington's that had some gizmo inside it that made it pour all cascading and fancy.  Drank nice and creamy and the head lasted the entire pint.  Quite enjoyable.

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Re: nitro is idiotic
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2022, 07:53:46 am »
there is no beer i've ever had, type or even individual pint/can where i thought "OH GOOD ITS NITRO". but i would grudgingly get guinness on nitro when in a place that had nothing better, or i was desperate for variation from pale lager.

it mutes aroma
the body is simply different, and frankly not superior in any way to appropriate carbonation. many british beers in cans get appropriate lower carbonation with co2,
it comes as a stupid 440ml in a 500ml can

IT EXPLODES EVERY SINGLE TIME
just had an o'haras stout sitting at cold temp for 12 hours and it literally exploded all over my arms and table.

THERES NO NEED FOR NITRO AT ALL.

Hopefully you're only trying to convince yourself of that. What's really idiotic is stating an opinion as fact!
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Re: nitro is idiotic
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2022, 11:38:01 am »
The world will become a much more pleasant place to live when each and every one of us realizes that we are all idiots.
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Re: nitro is idiotic
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2022, 11:49:28 am »
The world will become a much more pleasant place to live when each and every one of us realizes that we are all idiots.

And that no one really cares about our opinions
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Re: nitro is idiotic
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2022, 12:25:19 pm »
Amen!
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Re: nitro is idiotic
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2022, 03:09:25 pm »
they need an improved widget that doesn't explode, then i might be neutral about nitro.

id still prefer guinness "draught" with co2 instead of nitro simply for taste/texture

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Re: nitro is idiotic
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2022, 04:41:27 pm »
I have never, ever had a widget explode and I buy a lot of Guinness and Boddington Pub Ale in the nitro cans.
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Re: nitro is idiotic
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2022, 07:18:42 pm »
I'm not a nitro fan either. I always get a metallic taste out of it. Big fan of cask beer and I would rather have a low CO2 keg than nitro.
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Re: nitro is idiotic
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2022, 05:10:45 pm »
For some reason nitro doesn't sit well with me at all. Feel bloated, gassy for a couple of days after drinking 1 nitro brew.

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Re: nitro is idiotic
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2022, 06:16:00 pm »
they need an improved widget that doesn't explode, then i might be neutral about nitro.

id still prefer guinness "draught" with co2 instead of nitro simply for taste/texture

It's supposed to "explode". That sudden agitation from pressurized beer and gas rapidly jetting out of the widget's pinhole is what creates the creamy head.