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Table I: "Best Before" chart
Original Gravity Sealed Cask Vented Cask Consumption Rate
(pints/day)
Carbon Dioxide
Blanket 
Consumption Rate
(pints/day)
1.030-1.035 2-3 weeks 4-5 days 8-10 7-8 days 5
1.035-1.040 3-4 weeks 5-8 days 5-8 7-10 days 4-5
1.040-1.045 4 weeks 7-10 days 4-5 ~2 weeks 3-4
1.045-1.050 4-5 weeks 10 days, plus 3-4 up to 3 weeks 1-2
1.050-1.055 5 weeks, plus 10-14 days 3-4 3 weeks 2
1.060-1.075 6 weeks, plus 3-4 weeks 1-2 4-5 weeks 1-2
Courtesy of John Alexander, "Beer from the Wood."


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