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Old 06-22-2006, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default Fellow homebrewers, meet my new beer engine . . .

If ya'll remember, I have been slowly working on building a beer engine from the direction of the two BYO articles. Well, I've finally done it . . . and I am drinking my first "real ale" from it as we speak. I did some revisions to the BYO approach . . . here is a pic. I'll describe more if anyone is interested.

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Old 06-22-2006, 10:50 PM   #2
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edited - sorry . . had some trouble posting the pic in a reasonable size.
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Old 06-22-2006, 11:09 PM   #3
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. here is a pic. I'll describe more if anyone is interested.
Describe away!!! Lookin good
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Yes, a description please. And take an action shot so we know it works.

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An action shot . . . coming right up! But I will have to get the wife's assistance . . .

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An action shot . . . coming right up! But I will have to get the wife's assistance . . .
He said action shot, not money shot.

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that thing looks cool...!!! can you post some pics of the inside and everything...??

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Here are some action shots . . . we didn't take pics of the money shot .





I am pouring an English Brown Ale in the pic. Tasted pretty good, but the beer is cloudy at the bottom of the keg since it is truly cask-conditioned. It is getting clearer with each pour. The ice in the cooler gets the beer down to about 45-50 degrees, just what a cask conditioned ale should be served at.

I am going to drink on this tonight. I will post some pics of the inside and some description of how to make it, etc. later.

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That is totally kick ass man!!!! Great job!

So how are you serving? Is it being pulled with CO2 or the pump only?

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