Stainless Steel Carbonation Lid (Includes .5 Micron stone, Hose and Clamps)
This device greatly decreases carbonation time. There are three different methods commonly used to force carbonate beer.
-The set and forget. Recommend. Simply use a chart or tool and input the beer temperature and desired volume of CO2. Adjust your regulator to the PSI setting it tells you to and wait. This gives your beer time to mature and the CO2 will stop carbonating once it reaches an equilibrium. This method places a layer of CO2 on top of your beverage, as the beverage absorbs the CO2 carbonation slowly takes place. Fool proof but takes a few weeks for most styles.
-The shake, rattle and roll. Not recommended. Crank your gas up. Put the keg on it's side and roll it around. This pushes large bubbles of CO2 into contact with more surface area very aggressively. Problem is, you do not know how much CO2 you are forcing in and can overshoot your target volume. It also can leave an undesired "green" or "carbonic bite" taste.
-Carbonation lid. Recommended. By installing this lid with stone attached you can achieve a very fast carbonation time. Just like the set and forget method adjust your beer temperature and regulator to the desired settings using a chart or software like this one: CLICK HERE
. This method works fast because the stone breaks the CO2 up and injects tiny bubbles with huge amounts of surface area directly into your beer. Instead of making a blanket on top of it like the set and forget method. It will carbonate a five gallon keg overnight.
For easiest use: -CO2 absorbs better when cold 34–40°F -Boil your stone for a few minutes before use. Carbonation stones are porous -Make sure you follow proper sanitation techniques as always. -Most beer will carbonate overnight. Results will vary depending on beer styles. -Experiment with settings to find what suits you best. -After your beer is carbonated replace the carbonation lid with a standard lid. Clean and store carbonation lid.