New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermeneter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Look what I got in the mail today!




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-05-2011, 03:57 PM   #11
saluki_brewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 73
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

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.



__________________
saluki_brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2011, 04:38 PM   #12
rlhvegas
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rlhvegas's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 152
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by saluki_brewer View Post
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.


__________________
rlhvegas is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2011, 06:19 PM   #13
saluki_brewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 73
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

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.

__________________
saluki_brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2011, 06:26 PM   #14
weirdboy
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,724
Liked 386 Times on 312 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default

Wow, nice link! I am seriously thinking about using one of those to barrel age something.

__________________
weirdboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2011, 06:35 PM   #15
saluki_brewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 73
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

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.

__________________
saluki_brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-06-2011, 08:37 PM   #16
rlhvegas
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rlhvegas's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 152
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

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

__________________
rlhvegas is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-06-2011, 09:03 PM   #17
suprchunk
I'm in OT now!
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
suprchunk's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Crestview, Florida
Posts: 629
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by saluki_brewer View Post
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?
__________________
suprchunk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-06-2011, 09:14 PM   #18
beaksnbeer
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
beaksnbeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Port Richey, Florida
Posts: 2,762
Liked 458 Times on 307 Posts
Likes Given: 60

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by suprchunk View Post
3 Liters?
Less then a gallon guess it a drink it all in a night cask.......
__________________
beaksnbeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-08-2011, 02:01 PM   #19
saluki_brewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 73
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Yeah they have different sizes but I figured I would go with a 3L or 5L so it could be a little party keg.

Still no reply...



__________________
saluki_brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Priority Mail C-Rider General Beer Discussion 44 03-20-2011 02:51 PM
Very Excited! New kettle came in mail today. DrNuBingTon General Beer Discussion 5 12-18-2010 04:14 AM
Got a couple of 3rd place medals in the mail today.... Medo General Beer Discussion 5 08-19-2009 06:54 PM
Beer Mail! call226 General Beer Discussion 10 12-18-2008 04:56 AM
Beer by mail DuffmanAK General Beer Discussion 20 08-29-2008 04:10 PM