FAQs - Brewing

How long does Conditioning take in the fridge?

The Conditioning length varies depending on the Style. Each Fresh Press has a minimum Conditioning time, and an optimum Conditioning time. Choosing the longer Conditioning times will lead to a clearer Beer with crisper finish. Our shortest Conditioning time is 1 day, our longest optimum time is up to 15 days. Please check each Fresh Press Style for more details.

How long does a Fresh Press take to brew?

The Brewing time varies depending on the Style. Each Fresh Press has a minimum Brewing time, and an optimum Brewing time for a more complex rounded flavour profile. Our shortest Brewing time is 3 days, our longest optimum time is up to 8 days. Please check each Fresh Press Style for more details.

What type of water do I use with my Fresh Presses?

All of our Fresh Presses are developed specifically to work with the varied types of water across the country, so regular tap water is all you need.

Can I transport my Pinter when it's full?

There shouldn't be any problem with transporting your Pinter, even when it's full. We advise to make sure your Pinter stays horizontal and that the Carbonation Dial remains uncovered and set to the ‘Carbonated’ position. Your Beer will have also been moved around a bit more than usual, so we'd definitely recommend leaving it to settle for longer than you normally would before tapping and turning the Carbonation Dial to 'Off' even more slowly. You may notice that your Beer is not as clear as normal as some of the sediment would have been agitated back into the Brew. This is still completely safe to drink and does not have any huge impact on the taste either.

How much Fresh Beer can the Pinter produce at one time?

Each Fresh Press Pack Brews 10 pints in the Pinter.

Why does my Space Hopper look different to the other Presses? And how do I mix it?

The higher malt content in the Space Hopper makes it a very viscous Press, so it can look a little different to our other Fresh Presses. This is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. However, due to the added thickness of the liquid, we recommend that you mix the Fresh Press, yeast and water together for longer than 10 seconds. You can also place the Fresh Press bottle in warm (not boiling) water for 10-20 minutes before adding to your Pinter which will help it mix with the water and yeast.

My Pinter is making a hissing noise, is that normal?

Hearing an intermittent hiss coming from the Carbonation Dial during Brewing is completely normal and nothing to worry about at all. It is simply excess pressure being released. If you do not hear a hissing sound, it just means that your Pinter is at the correct pressure and dos not need to de-pressurise itself.

How does the Beer become carbonated?

The Pinter is the first Brewing device that naturally carbonates in this way. You would normally add a secondary fermentation vessel, but our unique patent-pending system means the Pinter is able to separate the yeast at pressure. For carbonation, that means we can hold on to the CO2 that is produced during fermentation and use this to carbonate the beer. We vent excess CO2 that is produced through a primary valve system unique to our design. A secondary safety valve is also in place.


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