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Old 08-05-2011, 03:57 PM   #11
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This is slightly off-topic, but I have been thinking about using one of these as a cheap cask:

http://www.barrelsonline.com/ShowProduct.aspx?ID=49

My question is whether or not it would be able to withstand the pressure of natural carbonation or would I end up with a geyser in my closet? I am in an apartment right now without enough room for a full cask/beer engine setup so I have been considering this as an alternative.

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Old 08-05-2011, 04:38 PM   #12
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This is slightly off-topic, but I have been thinking about using one of these as a cheap cask:

http://www.barrelsonline.com/ShowProduct.aspx?ID=49

My question is whether or not it would be able to withstand the pressure of natural carbonation or would I end up with a geyser in my closet? I am in an apartment right now without enough room for a full cask/beer engine setup so I have been considering this as an alternative.
I use a corny keg but I think it's the same functionally. You vent a cask or corny before you serve it on a beer engine, so the natural carbonation is not a factor. If you were to hook up a beer engine to a pressurized cask/corny, you would have beer being pushed out of the beer engine and unto your floor. Beer engines do not have a shut off valve.
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:19 PM   #13
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Ok thanks. That makes sense.

These wooden casks have spigots built onto them, so I was more worried about the pressure causing to beer to come out the spigot or bung while it is carbing up.

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Old 08-05-2011, 06:26 PM   #14
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Wow, nice link! I am seriously thinking about using one of those to barrel age something.

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Old 08-05-2011, 06:35 PM   #15
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Yeah, I saw them in a thread awhile back and have had them on my laundry list of things to buy for quite awhile. I just sent them an email asking about how they would hold up if you were to cellar them with beer/priming sugar inside. I'm thinking to be on the safe side I might consider using a bung in place of the spigot while conditioning and then installing the spigot for serving. I will paste their reply when I get it.

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I love that small wood cask... keep us informed.

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This is slightly off-topic, but I have been thinking about using one of these as a cheap cask:

http://www.barrelsonline.com/ShowProduct.aspx?ID=49

My question is whether or not it would be able to withstand the pressure of natural carbonation or would I end up with a geyser in my closet? I am in an apartment right now without enough room for a full cask/beer engine setup so I have been considering this as an alternative.
3 Liters?
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3 Liters?
Less then a gallon guess it a drink it all in a night cask.......
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:01 PM   #19
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Yeah they have different sizes but I figured I would go with a 3L or 5L so it could be a little party keg.

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Really? Am I the only one that spit beer on his monitor when I read this? Am I that juvenile?

I mean REALLY! Why are you waiting on a BM when ex-lax is available pretty much every where?

And is a pump really necessary? Did bran muffins fail?

Anyway, childishness and potty jokes aside, that thing is the bling-blang. It makes my polished kegs sad cause they aren't gold and shiny.
...I had a crappy ass day and this post made me chuckle. Thank you Trigger. And now back to more recent stuff.
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