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Old 03-12-2017, 11:31 AM   #1
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I *assume* that this is poured with a nitro mix based on the head??

If so, I need this in my life.

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Old 03-12-2017, 12:33 PM   #2
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I think so and a special nozzle. I think they changed the way it is served and imho its not as good anymore. Should have a bit more life in it.
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This is the cheapest way to achieve similar for the home brewer: http://www.leylandhomebrew.com/item2158.htm

You can buy 8gm Nitro Bulbs.

I keep meaning to get this although I've a full keg system so I could go down that route for not much more.

I love a good stout BTW.
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I have a kegerator so switching over to mix isn't a problem (once I find a source for mixed bottles).

I have this obsession with head (pardon the pun).
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This is the cheapest way to achieve similar for the home brewer: http://www.leylandhomebrew.com/item2158.htm

You can buy 8gm Nitro Bulbs.

I keep meaning to get this although I've a full keg system so I could go down that route for not much more.

I love a good stout BTW.
So does that connect to a carboy? I'm not entirely sure what I'm looking at
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it's the 70% nitrogen 30% CO2 mix that is used for Guinness, John Smiths smooth etc. Quite easy to get hold of and use if you have kegs and like to wait half an hour for your beer to settle before you drink it.
Try Adams Gas - £12 for 2litres + £25 deposit for the bottle.
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For those that don't have a keg system, Tap-A-Draft seems about the cheapest way to get a nitro pour.

They are 5L fizzy drink containers, similar to a normal cola bottle. You prime as normal and then connect the Tap-a-draft system to force pour the beer a bit like a pressure keg system. When you use an 8gm nitrogen bulb it supposedly will pour a creamy head.

I'm in NI and gas is hard to come by. I heard you need a different regulator?

Stout is my tipple of choice, I've 2 on atm. I'd love to produce something like a Guinness and why I considered the Tap-a-Draft.
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I'm from N.Ireland but over in Edinburgh but not really got the space for extra fridges, kegs, gas etc..
Might check it out on You Tube and see what it's like. I too am a stout fan and always alternate a between stout and ???.
This would work nicely in my fermenting fridge after a brew had been finished and mean I could bottle a few and stick the rest into one of these! Interesting!
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I have a couple of tap-a-drafts, bought second one as I have slightly damaged the first one. They now come for use with one 16g CO2 bulb so you can't mix CO2 and Nitrogen anymore. Tap a drafts are also out of stock everywhere with no sign of them coming back, so I'm beginning to wonder if it has been discontinued. I've been trying to get a spare tap. Leylend no longer do them I have spoken to them.
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