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Great Britain Replicating Cask at home

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Robert_N, Sep 2, 2012.

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  1. Robert_N

    Robert_N Apr 10, 2012 United Kingdom (Wales)

    So obviously you can't beat a nice pint of cask in the pub, but lets say for the sake of it that you wanted to replicate the cask experience from the bottle (as obviously just getting a cask is the easiest way to do it).
    Obviously bottled conditioned is the way to go, how about pouring the beer from a height to knock some of the CO2 out of it, you could fill the glass in a couple of pours, you might need to decant the beer first from the bottle to avoid disturbing the yeast too much.
    I was also considering mixing a just opened beer with some beer that has been left open over night or for a few hours.
  2. patto1ro

    patto1ro Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    It's better to pour the beer out carefully, then knock the carbonation out with a spoon or something similar. I do it all the time.
  3. jmw

    jmw Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    could you elaborate Ron?
  4. patto1ro

    patto1ro Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    It's not complicated. You just agitate the beer to make the CO2 come out of solution.
  5. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    Too right. Swirling the beer in the glass vigorously cuts the co2 big time.
  6. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Seriously, I wouldn't bother.

    It's like shagging a Fleshlight. You can try and convince yourself it's the same has having proper sex, but you know deep down it can never be the same.
  7. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Don't think you can replicate cask beer from a bottle. The bottled version hasn't got all the subtle tastes and nuances and you can't put them back. I gave up homebrewing as all I ever achieved was good bottled beer.
    As Ron said, you can achieve similar carbonation by a careful pour followed.by agitation.I use a fork for this.
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