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Old 12-13-2012, 02:41 AM   #11
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I'd use nitrogen to push the liquor! But cold whiskey isn't something I'm into, I like it room temp.
I think avoiding carbonating the whiskey with the gas turned up enough to push it decent would be a bigger problem than the temperature
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I think avoiding carbonating the whiskey with the gas turned up enough to push it decent would be a bigger problem than the temperature
Can't happen Nitrogen can never carbonate anything.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:31 PM   #13
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Can't happen Nitrogen can never carbonate anything.
Cool! I never knew that.
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Of course not. It would nitrogen-ate it. Sorry.. couldnt help myself.

I would just modify one of those liquor porurer lids to not measure out, and lengthen the vent line to the bottom of the bottle, then attach the tip to the water hose. Then rig up some sort of bottle holster where it can hang the bottle upside down in the freezer. Voila Vodka from the water dispenser.

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If you were serious about pumping something flat (bourbon, scotch, tequila, whatever), I would recommend using a CO2 powered double-diaphragm pump, like they use to pump soda syrup to bar guns or soda dispensers. They don't use a lot of CO2, and the liquid is never in contact with the gas so it doesn't have a chance to absorb it. Plus they work to always maintain pressure in the line so there's no need to maintain anything - just plug in the CO2 line and set your pressure once and the rest is on-demand booze, chilled, straight from the fridge.

I used this same technique when I had a bar gun, but I didn't want no stinking soda, so it pumped Gin, Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Scotch, OJ, Cranberry Juice, and whatever I wanted on the 8th button.

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I see no reason why running the beer wouldn't work - I'm not sure what the line sizes are, but you could adjust pressures and hose length to accomodate. I think the plastic parts might get nasty after time and cleaning may be difficult.

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:20 PM   #16
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If you were serious about pumping something flat (bourbon, scotch, tequila, whatever), I would recommend using a CO2 powered double-diaphragm pump, like they use to pump soda syrup to bar guns or soda dispensers. They don't use a lot of CO2, and the liquid is never in contact with the gas so it doesn't have a chance to absorb it. Plus they work to always maintain pressure in the line so there's no need to maintain anything - just plug in the CO2 line and set your pressure once and the rest is on-demand booze, chilled, straight from the fridge.

I used this same technique when I had a bar gun, but I didn't want no stinking soda, so it pumped Gin, Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Scotch, OJ, Cranberry Juice, and whatever I wanted on the 8th button.

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I see no reason why running the beer wouldn't work - I'm not sure what the line sizes are, but you could adjust pressures and hose length to accomodate. I think the plastic parts might get nasty after time and cleaning may be difficult.

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Well since the original post was in 2005, and it took the left hand turn into vodka long ago, I didn't think that following that tangent would hurt anything.
They guy from 2005 has probably either built it, or gave up by now.

Back to your CO2 powered pump.
These are just pumps that use CO2 as a power source?
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Actually they can use any type of pressurized gas/air

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Actually they can use any type of pressurized gas/air
Correct. When you fill up a soda from a dispenser and you hear a little *woosh* from the back room every few seconds, that's the pump. The ones I had were double diaphragm, they pumped fluid on both strokes. I think they all are. I'll try and find a link.
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http://www.sodadispenserdepot.com/syruppumps.html
Not the same model I used to have but same concept. I just tossed my whole system - no longer had room for it and no one wanted it off ebay/craigslist
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if you're using the water feed line on the back of the fridge - doesn't it feed both the water on the door and the ice maker? Scotch in the ice maker just seems like a poor idea...

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