Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Went over to Bierkraft today. It's one of the best beer shops in the city- a huge selection of obscure beers from the world over as well as great cheeses, meats, chocolates, and a super friendly, knowledgeable staff. We weren't there for beer though (OK, OK I did grab a few beers, it's impossible to resist), we were there to talk to to Ben about dispensing carbonated liquids. He's an experienced homebrewer and built the impressive counter-flow growler filling system that Bierkraft uses. He gave us some great tips for calculating carbonating pressures based on measuring specific gravity. He also recommended using a jockey box for foam-free outdoor dispensing. I'm browsing my McMaster Carr catalog now trying to figure out how to build one. We've got lots to think about now!