- Jan 13, 2016
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- Sleaford - Lincolnshire
Generate my own CO2 is different for sure! At the moment I have 10 litre SS Kegs which (if memory serves me right) are rated to 30psi rather than the 60psi of Corny Kegs.Ahh @Dutto
I think you misinterpreted my statement a bit.
You ferment and naturally carbonate in the kegs as you do now.
You get another keg ( think of it as your sodastream cylinder ) and in that you put some, sugar, yeast and water, maybe some nutrient. This will ferment and produce CO2, put an inline regulator on the gas line coming out of the gas producing keg and then run that line as your gas supply to the kegs. In a corny keg you could easily generate about 60 psi and safely contain it.
Not suggesting you pressure ferment your beer at all.
I like the idea though, so I’ll give it some thought. Many thanks.
I know Sodastream is expensive but two things are:Sodastream bottles are a really, really expensive way to buy CO2. Your bottle is costing you £31.70 per kilo of CO2. Adams Gas, which is far from the cheapest, work out at £4.85 per kg. There are others on here that are paying half the price that Adams Gas charge for a refill.
- The CO2 is “Food Grade” every time.
- The convenience outweighs the cost most of the time.
The partial pressure thing (CO2 + Nitrogen + Oxygen etc) would sort itself out after the first “charge” of the CO2 source, but the questions remain. i.e. 1 & 2 above versus the cost of doing my own. A real conundrum methinks!
Thanks for the input and as above, I’ll give it some thought.