Youngs American Amber Ale - Under pressure and kegging?

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  1. Oct 16, 2019 #1

    ChilledGecko

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    Hi guys,
    I have new kit on order as I'm starting from zero after a long break. I've not decided on my first step brew equipment yet, so I'm going the beer kit route for a while to spread the cost as well as clarify what I actually need.
    So, my first kit (arrived today) is a Youngs American Amber Ale. I was swayed by the sexy description :laugh8: why not!
    I'm awaiting delivery of a fermzilla complete with jacket and pressurisation components.

    My question is, should I ferment without pressure or should I jump in with both feet and pressurise during fermentation?
    Has anyone fermented Youngs AAA under pressure? How was it for you?
    The yeast packet is Newcastle yeast, I'm assuming it can handle the pressure. Was thinking of around 10psi after watching David's YouTube videos.

    I'm happy to run un-pressurised but I am keen to see what pressurisation can do to fermentation times and temperature requirements.

    I'll be decanting to a cornelius keg (arrived today) I'm assuming I can follow the Forced Carbonation Guides and aim for a 2.2-2.5 volume depending on serving temperature.

    Next time I pass the Range I'll grab a lager pack, I'm assuming that will be a good match to pressurised fermenting.

    I'm keen to have a drinkable product for Christmas which is partially why I'm keen to pressurise.

    Thoughts?

    ATB

    Kevin
     
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    I have no idea about fermenting under pressure but the American Amber Ale was my first ever beer and it was really good.
     
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    Whoop! That has pleased me no end!
    Thanks
     
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    Hope you like it! It comes with 100g of hops which at the time I didn’t realise is very generous.
     
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    Too generous or a good balance?
     
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    A good balance with the malts. Is there such a thing as too generous with hops? :beer1:
     
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    I liked it too even though I'm mainly an AG brewer - good kit.
     

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