Some advice on Corney pressures

Some advice on Corney pressures

Postby Kilifin » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:14 pm

Hi, just looking for some general advice on psi levels I should use with my Corney. I managed to pull a few string and have a bottle of beer gas and a bottle of co2 coming tmrw. I have 2 different lagers on the go and iknow I have to force carbonate my beer and have a general idea that if I use co2 I put it to about 25psi for a few days then drop it to about 5psi for storage.(is that correct...) someone told me that I'd I want to put the pressure up to about 35psi for beer gas??? Then about 5 to store. And do I serve up at about 4psi? Sorry for the million questions......just wanna do things right
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Some advice on Corney pressures

Postby greg » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:33 pm

Hi Kilifin, it will take a bit of trial and error but at least with cornies its easy to reduce the pressure as well as increase. I would go with around 25 psi for a few days and see how it goes. I've not done any lager in mine so Ale only but I normally charge up to around 20 psi, disconnect and leave to clear then see how they are when I serve and add more pressure is required. Obviously I'm serving low carbonated beers though.
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Postby Hamish » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:24 pm

101 different ways I reckon, a bit of trial and error required.
But if you're in a hurry, chill your corny right down in the freezer, connect the gas, set the regulator to about 20psi, lay it on the floor and rock it back and forth for 15 minutes, turn the gas down and serve.
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Some advice on Corney pressures

Postby iceman » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:35 pm

whats the diff in beer gas and co2?
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Some advice on Corney pressures

Postby Hamish » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:57 pm

Beer gas is mixed Nitrogen and C02, 70/30 I think?.
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Some advice on Corney pressures

Postby Kilifin » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:25 pm

Yeah beer gas is a co2 /nitrogen mix that you can get in different levels 70/30 50/50 etc. it's more for stouts and ales that have that creamy head like Guinness etc. although I do hear it can give u a bit of a headache. As if the copious amounts of beer I plan to drink won't do that anyway!
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