So … 36 hours have passed, my beer should be carbonated; now it’s time to dial the CO2 regulator counterclockwise to close it and then (carefully) remove it. Now you insert the dispensing bung plug into the bung hole, and you’ll throw away the spent CO2 cartridge. Obviously, you’ll want to keep the CO2 regulator for future use.
Let’s have a taste, shall we? To dispense the beer, lift the red tab on the dispensing bung, and turn it counterclockwise to the “1” position, which opens the vent for serving.
Then, you pull out the serving spout.
It’s a pretty simple operation; to serve beer, you’ll twist the serving spout counterclockwise to open and clockwise to close. Take a look at my golden hop-magic.
Half-squeezed IPA is freaking delicious, and I basically brewed it with zero experience and mostly on my own — with the exception of a bit of help on brew-night from my husband.
So what’s my final verdict on the PicoBrew Pico S? In case it wasn’t obvious, I love it. Since receiving the review package from PicoBrew, I’ve ordered an extra serving keg and two more PicoPaks to brew; I feel like I have a new hobby! Best of all, I am brewing beer on my own that I would be proud to serve to anyone.
Even better, my husband told me that the beer I brewed was delicious and that he thought my results were as good or better than anything he had ever brewed with his setup. I’m not gonna lie; this made me feel immensely proud.
But wait; there’s more.