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Old 12-18-2009, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default REAL Ale - Drinking from the pail

I should keg this, but it's cold in the brewery and I'm feeling lazy. So, here's a pint of Ordinary Bitter right from the pail.

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Old 12-18-2009, 08:17 PM   #2
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That looks great! Talk about real ale.

I had a little sip from my fermenter today, too, truth be told. It's not very good, though. Just a flat American amber ale. I think your bitter looks wonderful.

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Old 12-18-2009, 08:19 PM   #3
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I had a dream about going to a bar last night that had 7 cask beers. Now I can't get casks out of my head and am afraid a beer engine and real ale is my next brewing endeavor. The wife will not be happy.

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If you look at RV equipment, there are hand pumps that are reasonably priced alternatives to beer engines.

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It's an Austin Homebrew OB, dead cheap.

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8 oz C60L

155F /45 min.

3.5 lb Extra Pale extract

1.5 oz Fuggle @ 60
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nice. i'm currently drinking my first brew ever, it's a Bitter, NB kit.

i'll definitely try this out

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If you look at RV equipment, there are hand pumps that are reasonably priced alternatives to beer engines.

You're awesome. We have a popup with this same pump.....and we don't use the water system when we camp!! I wonder if swmbo would notice a big hole in our camper counter. I could totally play it off as making her more storage space and then hmm what to do with this old faucet/pump......

Whats the time limit for drinking a cask beer?
I'm thinkg 2-3 gallon batches. When it's 75-80% done fermenting, rack to a small vessel to serve from. The other 20-25 fermentation will give it the mild carbonation. But pumping it with that pump, how long till it's too oxidized to drink?
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I have that exact PM recipe kit sitting in my primary right now. Only on day 5 so i haven't bother checking the SG.

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Yum! Yum!


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