tips & tricks.
PINTER 2: HOW IT WORKS
PINTER 2: TAPPING
Pinter 2 Tips & Tricks
Pinter 2 has been engineered to brew Fresh Beer consistently across average conditions, this means seamless brewing with minimal effort. If you’re looking for something more involved and you’re on a journey of flavour exploration you can opt for a slightly more involved process. Read through our tips and tricks section for helpful pointers on great Pinter experience plus flavour variation.
CHOOSING CARBONATION LEVEL
For a short period, the Carbonation Dial setting on the Fresh Press label will not reflect this.
WARNING: When the Carbonation Dial is left in between “1” and “OFF” and not turned fully to either setting, the carbonation dial is open and oxygen will come into contact with your fermenting drink. This can cause off flavours and in extreme cases, beer can rise and escape the Pinter through the Carbonation Dial. The carbonation setting will also influence the pour when tapping.
Empty Pinter: 4.9kg
Brewing Dock: 1.4kg
PURIFYING YOUR PINTER
For extra piece of mind in a sterile fermentation environment, you can pre-mix your Purifier with hot water in a jug and then add it to your Pinter once it has dissolved. Allowing the hot water combination to soak in your Pinter for 10 minutes will also help.
REASSEMBLING YOUR TAP
If you're struggling to reassemble your tap. Take the tap in your right hand and the Rubber End/cage in your left. Rotate the cage clockwise to tighten the coils of the Fresh Dispense Line so it fits back into the cage.
PREWARMING YOUR FRESH PRESS
For piece of mind that your Fresh Press has fully mixed we recommend taking it out of the fridge and leaving it to warm up to room temperature. Alternatively placing the Fresh Press in a warm bowl of water will help reduce its viscosity ensuring it fully mixes.
CONDITIONING WITH THE BREWING DOCK ATTACHED
STORE YOUR PINTER PACKS IN THE FRIDGE
PERFECT CONDITIONING TEMPERATURE
PERFECT SERVING TEMPERATURE
The perfect temperature to serve your drinks at is between 7-11*C for all ales and 4-7*C for all lagers, pilsners and ciders.
WHY PURIFYING YOUR PINTER IS SO IMPORTANT
Achieving a sterile environment is essential to a healthy fermentation. Typical household cleaning gets the Pinter very close but using the purifier guarantees a perfect fermentation and successful Fresh Beer.
REHYDRATE YOUR BREWING YEAST
Much like baking bread, by rehydrating your Brewing Yeast in a little bit of tepid water (no more than 100ml) for 3-5 minutes before adding to your Pinter will reduce the risk of stressing the yeast and will help guarantee a healthy fermentation.
RE-USING YOUR SPENT YEAST
Instead of washing away the contents of your Brewing Dock after the Brewing stage, try spreading it across your garden or adding to your compost heap for a nutritional boost.
REPLACING A PART OF THE PINTER
If you ever find that you have misplaced a part, a part has become damaged or you have any questions about your Pinter and its parts, you can reach our customer support team via email, phone call or web chat. They are available weekdays 9am-8pm and weekends 9:30am-6pm. You can find their details along with all of our helpful FAQs here.