Carbonation Calculator

Beer carbonation is the process of adding carbon dioxide to beer, creating bubbles, and giving it a refreshing effervescence. This can occur naturally through fermentation or be added artificially by forcing CO₂ into the beer also called Force Carbonating.

Force carbonating beer requires the correct regulator setting according to the temperature of the beer.

The carbonation level in beer is often measured in CO₂-volume.

Carbonation Guidelines by Beer Style

British Style Ales1.5 - 2.0 volumes
Belgian Ales1.9 - 2.4 volumes
American Ales and Lager2.2 - 2.7 volumes
Fruit Lambic3.0 - 4.5 volumes
Porter, Stout1.7 - 2.3 volumes
European Lagers2.2 - 2.7 volumes
Lambic2.4 - 2.8 volumes
German Wheat Beer3.3 - 4.5 volumes


Always be careful with pressurized gas and vessels. Always test your safety relief valves. Do not exceed the manufactures recommended pressure or other recommendations. Always use proper safety equipment and take caution. Read all the instructions and never use damaged equipment.

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