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Old 09-02-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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Put together a beer engine, total cost, about $50.00! Get almost a half pint on each pull, tho I need a bigger handle to make pumping easier.
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:36 PM   #2
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Changed the fitting, and cut out the 90 bend in the tubing, looks better. Paint the framework tonight to match the Keezer, brew a 15 gallon batch of bitter tomorrow, can't wait to pour my first draw of cask ale at home!

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Old 09-02-2011, 05:39 PM   #3
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So this avoids need for a CO2 tank, - sugar carb'd beer, pumped out by hand?

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Old 09-02-2011, 05:45 PM   #4
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Sweet! Any chance you can post up the parts list, etc.?

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Sweet! Any chance you can post up the parts list, etc.?
This. Cask ale pr0n.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:58 PM   #6
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I like this!

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Old 09-05-2011, 01:09 PM   #8
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Homebrewers and stoners, you know what they have in common? Both are master craftsmen/mechanics/engineers when is comes to partaking in their hobbies.

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Old 09-05-2011, 07:41 PM   #9
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Will post a parts list when I get back to work Tuesday. That and directions.

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Old 09-07-2011, 01:35 PM   #10
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Here is the parts list.
Bimba cylinder SS-316-DXPW
From McMaster
7768k22 check valve
7768k26 check valve
5272k201 compression fitting
89895k121 ss tubing
Carr Lane Manufacturing
CL-150-TPC-S toggle clamp
I had to drill and tap another hole in the bottom of the cylinder for a check valve, installed both check valves, one for beer in, one for beer out. Bent the tubing to make a nice swan neck, attached to the out check valve with the compression fitting. The other check valve gets a barbed fitting to match the beer line. The frame was some scrap 1.5 inch angle iron welded together to make a c channel, next one will have nice SS c channel bought. The toggle clamp was welded to the cylinder shaft and a 3/8 nut welded to the back side to allow for mounting on the bracket. All in all, took about an hour to build.

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