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Offline Kyle

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Re: Portable Tap
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2011, 09:41:54 AM »
warm, shaken beer is = foam
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Re: Portable Tap
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2011, 09:42:22 AM »
I do a lot of the same Kyle. Works well I find.
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Re: Portable Tap
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2011, 10:05:06 AM »
I'm kegging and drinking in the same night, so to force carb, sould I do so at a low or high psi?

Also, what are these kegs we got rated at for pressure? Max psi they can handle
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Re: Portable Tap
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2011, 10:13:59 AM »
I wouldnt reccomend any higher than 30 PSI to force carb and also after shaking I would reccomend letting it sit for at least 8 Hours before serving or you will have a headache from all the foamy beer
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Re: Portable Tap
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2011, 10:23:11 AM »
The big difference I see between drinking immediately vs letting it sit is the bubble size....

Immediately = big bubbles, slight harshness on mouth and throat, somehow inhibits flavor (haven;t figured out why yet)

After a day = smaller bubbles, more consistency, better mouth-feel and flavor.

Force carbing immediately isn't the best, but when you're hard up, it works.
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Re: Portable Tap
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2011, 11:48:22 AM »
Quote from: "Gil Breau"
The big difference I see between drinking immediately vs letting it sit is the bubble size....

Immediately = big bubbles, slight harshness on mouth and throat, somehow inhibits flavor (haven;t figured out why yet)

After a day = smaller bubbles, more consistency, better mouth-feel and flavor.

Force carbing immediately isn't the best, but when you're hard up, it works.


The throat burn and flavour inhibition is due to the fact that you're inhaling a high concentration of CO2 ...same thing as taking a big whiff from your carboy right after you remove the airlock. Try it sometime, it'll knock you straight on your ass  :frazzled:

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Re: Portable Tap
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2011, 02:52:04 PM »
When I used to use a large 10Gal bucket as a fermenter I once stuck my head below the lid-height to take a sniff. Nearly blacked out - was *not* ready for that; was like getting punched in the brain by an invisible kickboxer.
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Re: Portable Tap
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2011, 03:08:54 PM »
<----- see the hose hanging off the back of that helmet?

that's a fresh air intake, the fan is battery powered. Yeah. You only make the mistake once of not heading out with fresh batteries. When it fails you get a real sudden CO2 buildup inside that helmet right before your knees go all wobbly and you black out. Makes for a whole bunch of people running around panicking ...LOL