Return to TheElectricBrewery.com
  [ Shop ]   [ Building ]   [ Using ]   [ Recipes ]   [ Testimonials ]   [ Gallery ]   [ FAQ ]   [ About Us ]   [ Contact Us ]   [ Newsletter ]

Log inLog in   RegisterRegister   User Control PanelUser Control Panel   Private MessagesPrivate Messages   MembershipClub Memberships   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   Photo AlbumsPhoto Albums   Forum FAQForum FAQ

English Pub Ale
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer-friendly view    TheElectricBrewery.com Forum Index -> Recipes & Ingredients
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
nickey




Joined: 07 Feb 2022
Posts: 21
Location: Kentucky


PostLink    Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


        Register to remove this ad. It's free!
Hi,
I just brewed the Pub Ale for the first time. It went into kegs this evening. I have read what was written about carbing for serving and since the posts were kind of old I was hoping someone could help me with a best method for getting it ready to serve. I have a stout faucet and am using a 75/25 nitrogen Co2 mix. When I put it into kegs today I set the regulator for 35 psi for fast carbing. I feel like I read the instructions wrong. That I should have hooked up the straight Co2 to that amount and left for 24 hours.
In anyone else's experience, is there a way to make it ready to serve quickly using the mixed gas? Should I back up and switch to Co2?
Thanks
Back to top
kal
Forum Administrator



Joined: 12 Dec 2010
Posts: 10990
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Drinking: Pub Ale, Electric Creamsicle, Mild, Pliny the Younger, Belgian Dark Strong, Weizen, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter


PostLink    Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both methods work: you can precarb with straight co2 and then push with beer gas, or just hook it up to beer gas to carb and serve. Feel free to precarb with co2 set to much higher pressure like 30-40 psi for a day or so if you want to be serving in ~24 hours. Good luck!

Kal

_________________
Our new shop with over 150 new products: shop.TheElectricBrewery.com
We ship worldwide and support our products and customers for life.
Purchasing through our affiliate links helps support our site at no extra cost to you. We thank you!
My basement/bar/brewery build 2.0
Back to top
View user's photo album (21 photos)
chastuck




Joined: 06 Oct 2013
Posts: 188
Location: Beckenham, Kent, UK

Drinking: Bitter

Working on: IPA


PostLink    Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kal. I have a question about your last answer. If you have carbed at 30 psi for 24 hours, do you then vent the keg down to say 5 psi for the serving pressure?
_________________
"And the only time I feel alright is when I'm into drinking. It sort of eases the pain of it and levels out my thinking". Lyric extract "From Clare To Here" by Ralph McTell.
Back to top
View user's photo album (1 photos)
kal
Forum Administrator



Joined: 12 Dec 2010
Posts: 10990
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Drinking: Pub Ale, Electric Creamsicle, Mild, Pliny the Younger, Belgian Dark Strong, Weizen, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter


PostLink    Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chastuck wrote:
Hi Kal. I have a question about your last answer. If you have carbed at 30 psi for 24 hours, do you then vent the keg down to say 5 psi for the serving pressure?

No. As putting the beer to 30-40 PSI for a short duration won't put 30-40 PSI into the beer. The goal is to get the beer to a certain level you want by going over for a short duration. If you left it forever it would eventually balance at 30-40PSI but we don't want that. You may only get to 5 PSI over 24 hours (which is maybe what you want). This requires trial and error of course. If that isn't desired, then use the set and forget method and simply wait as you can't go over or under that way. Set and forget to (say) 5 PSI will eventually get 5 PSI into the beer. This can take ~2 weeks.

Cheers!

Kal

_________________
Our new shop with over 150 new products: shop.TheElectricBrewery.com
We ship worldwide and support our products and customers for life.
Purchasing through our affiliate links helps support our site at no extra cost to you. We thank you!
My basement/bar/brewery build 2.0
Back to top
View user's photo album (21 photos)
nickey




Joined: 07 Feb 2022
Posts: 21
Location: Kentucky


PostLink    Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kal,

I was rereading one of your earlier posts and you mentioned that you use a CO2/Nitro blend regulator. Does that mean you have separate Co2 and Nitrogen tanks and mix the gases on the spot rather than buying a premixed gas?

Thanks
Back to top
kal
Forum Administrator



Joined: 12 Dec 2010
Posts: 10990
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Drinking: Pub Ale, Electric Creamsicle, Mild, Pliny the Younger, Belgian Dark Strong, Weizen, Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte Porter


PostLink    Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I use pre-blended N2/CO2.

Kal

_________________
Our new shop with over 150 new products: shop.TheElectricBrewery.com
We ship worldwide and support our products and customers for life.
Purchasing through our affiliate links helps support our site at no extra cost to you. We thank you!
My basement/bar/brewery build 2.0
Back to top
View user's photo album (21 photos)
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer-friendly view    TheElectricBrewery.com Forum Index -> Recipes & Ingredients All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum



Forum powered by phpBB © phpBB Group