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Old 11-18-2011, 02:37 AM   #1
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Default 5.4gal Pin Casks Geemacher

GEEMACHER, LLC. | Stainless Steel Kegs for the Brewing Industry

So I've been thinking about getting one or two of these for myself at home. I figure I can brew a beer cask it and then have a party with the beer dry hopped in the keg or something. I've filled one of these at a brewery and I just think they're cool as hell. They go for $120 so they're not horrible prices. Only thing is currently they are out of stock. I have a quote and it appears they will sell in small quantities to individuals. I emailed them through my school address and mentioned I saw them at the brewery I work part time.

Anyone have one of these, or something like it at home?


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Old 11-25-2011, 06:32 PM   #2
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Did you find anyone who has the pins in stock? I also heard of a place that customizes the pins with your name/logo/whatever.

If anyone has any info on who actually has these for sale please email me at goodtimes@phileasfoggs.net

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I have a Pin Cask from Geemacher and am super happy with it. We use it for parties and get togethers every month or so. Even thought they are from overseas they are great quality.

Geemacher is also a great company to deal with, FedEx lost my pin cask when they shipped it out to me. Both myself and Geemacher were in contact with FedEx until they officially deemed it lost. When FedEx said that Geemacher overnighted one to me. I would not hesitate to order from them again in a second.

I have some pictures of my cask when I got it in my gallery, but I also have a lot more if you want just let me know.

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Did you find anyone who has the pins in stock? I also heard of a place that customizes the pins with your name/logo/whatever.

If anyone has any info on who actually has these for sale please email me at goodtimes@phileasfoggs.net

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They will be in stock shortly. Email or call and make an order I guess.
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I got my pin from UK Brewing Supply - get in touch with them, Paul is good people, and is pretty much local.


ETA: Link http://www.ukbrewing.com/

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I'll be ordering the cask widge from him. I actually just won a very nice looking beer engine from a buy selling in the UK. The shipping is up there but it is still over $150 cheaper than buying a reconditioned one here in the US.

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I'm jealous of the beer engine

The cask widge looks like a great idea for serving from the beer engine... I wonder if you can hook a breather up to it?

Do you know who Alex Hall is? It may be worth getting in touch with him once you have the beer engine - he has access to spare parts and such should you ever need them.

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I do believe a breather can be hooked up to the cask widge. I plan on just reworking a low pressure LP regulator to run off my co2 tank when I have a cask up and running.

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I do believe a breather can be hooked up to the cask widge. I plan on just reworking a low pressure LP regulator to run off my co2 tank when I have a cask up and running.

I bought a low pressure propane regulator (without the hose) made by Camco off fleabay for $15 shipped for use as a breather as well.

As an aside, I bought a plastic firkin from UK Brewing. The Cask Widge is next on the to buy list, perfect for a keger- (strike that) caskerator. The firkin appears to be well made. I hope to put it to good use within the next two weeks.
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I just got my bungs and cask widge system last week. I ordered from UK Brewing supply.

Today I went and picked up low pressure LP regulator and added a 1/4" nipple IN and 3/8" nipple out. The 3/8 is the perfect size as it matches up with the barbed nipple on the cask widge breather. So for $20 with the cost of the regulator and the barbed nipples I have a cask breather.

I will be giving this thing its first official run at my graduation party in a few weeks. I have an ESB fermenting that I just brewed on Friday. I will be racking into my cask sometime next week and just allowing the residual extract to build carbonation. I've used SO4 so much in ales of this gravity I have a good feel for how it attenuates for me now.



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