Bottle conditioning vs force carbing

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Bottle conditioning vs force carbing

Postby Crusty » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:39 am

I have been All Grain brewing for the last 3 years & bottled everything. About 1 year ago I purchased a kegging setup & after getting 19 or so litres into the corny, I bottled the remaining 4 litres or so. I am noticing that the same beer, same age is somewhat different. I do not like the force carbed beer as much as the bottle conditioned. The bottle conditioned seems to hold a better head, thicker head as well, more lacing & seems to have a better mouth feel. Seems to be more mellow. Anyone else had similar experiences or do I need some medication. Compared APA, Amber Ale.

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Postby The Professor » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:39 pm

I've not experienced any difference in quality of force carbonated vs. bottle conditioned...in fact I have even bottled beer that has been force carbonated, and it has never affected the beer (even strong ones which stay in bottle for a year or more). As a result, I stopped all bottle conditioning more than 20 years ago.
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