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Offline fredthecat

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Known carbonation ranges/values for commercial breweries?
« on: January 20, 2021, 08:16:31 PM »
Does anyone know any numbers for carbonation by commercial brewers?

Ones I found just now from a non-homebrew or beer dedicated source are:

Guinness: 2.2 Vol CO2
Fosters: 2.3
Pilsner Urquell: 2.32
Heineken: 2.39
John Smith's (A popular bitter [never personally had it tho]): a surprising 2.44 ???
bud light: 2.46
stella artois: 2.6
Budweiser: 2.7

sierra nevada pale ale: 2.6

a site called micromaticdotcom seems to be about bartenders discussing CO2 volumes of named beer brands but it is permanently down.

Has anyone here ever carbed with an intentionally low CO2 volume? The cask ale style ~0.8 - 1.3 range? It took a while for me to get used to it, but I did learn to enjoy bitters with low carbonation.

To be honest, I have done a general ~2.4 Vol for everything except the occasional hefeweizen or some belgians for quite a while now. I might try to make things more exact now.