Carb level for high abv dark beer

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  1. Iliff Avenue Brewhouse

    Iliff Avenue Brewhouse Well-Known Member

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    Any suggestions for co2 volumes for a 9.5% abv imperial porter that finished at 1.027? Going by imperial stout guidelines it’s something like 2.2 - 2.8 vols. I don’t brew big full bodied beers so I don’t really know what direction to go. Thinking right in the middle. It will be bottled. Suggestions?
     
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    I'd go in the middle... 2.5or 2.4. Not real spritzy but not flat.
     
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    I'd go a little lower like British style beers. Maybe 2.0.
     
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    I'd stick in the middle of that range, but beers that size always feel like they can live with less carbonation than more.
     
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    2.5 is safe and will give you a nice creamy head on the pour.
     

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