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    Re: Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by BFerguson View Post
    look for a product by the name of Bloxygen
    Does it come with a straw type thing like the private preserve for adding to the bottle? how do you use it?
    Last edited by trumpstylz; 01-21-2012 at 07:48.

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    Re: Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpstylz View Post
    Does it come with a straw type thing like the private preserve for adding to the bottle? how do you use it?
    Yes. Just put straw in bottle, spray for 2-3 seconds, done.

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    Has anyone ever ruined a bottle by using this stuff? For some reason, I think I'd be nervous spraying it into a bottle of PVW 20.

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    Re: Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by nblair View Post
    Has anyone ever ruined a bottle by using this stuff? For some reason, I think I'd be nervous spraying it into a bottle of PVW 20.
    Shouldn't be a problem as it's inert, colorless, tasteless and very non reactive. I use nitrogen on all my bottles, but I'll be using argon from now on.

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    Re: Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    Air is 78% Nitrogen, nearly 21% oxygen, and nearly 1% argon.

    Argon is a "noble" or inert gas.

    As pointed out above, Argon is heavier than air and is the superior choice if you are inclined to do this.

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    Re: Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    I've got some argon/C02 mix in my welding rig.... could I use that?

    or would if be better to just drink more and avoid the storage issue altogether?

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    Private preserve uses argon, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen. Not just carbon dioxide and it's not too expensive.
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    Bourbon always did make me feel like a Giant.

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    Re: Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post
    That's GREAT news, BF! I've been using an old rig I had for my winery, but just might have to track down a few cans of Bloxygen. Thanks for the lead.

    Every now and then I encounter someone who complains that Private Preserve (& other Nitrogen systems) 'don't work'. It's all due to the weight of the gas, and the fact that they don't use enough and/or don't tilt the bottle.

    Argon is the way to go...or you can just drain the bottle within a month after you open it.
    You are welcome Mat. I have to say, imagining the tank behind the bar or hidden somewhere in you house certainly paints quite the picture. I wasn't expected that one at all. Hopefully this will get you fewer weird looks in the future if somebody is watching you cap the bottle off with some gas.

    B
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    Re: Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    It's not that obtrusive...it sits behind the bar wall, the hose snaking through the wall, and the pistol-like actuator hangs on a hook. Use it for wines and my whiskies. The cylinder will last me for a decade or more.
    Mat Garretson
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    Re: Nitrogen bottle for displacing air in bourbon bottles

    Don't we have enough real stuff to worry about without making stuff up!
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