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Old 04-23-2009, 03:31 AM   #141
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:14 PM   #142
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I just damn him with teasing us, and saying he has too many projects before he can get around to doing it...Otherwise I think the idea is the tits!!!!!
Or are these the tits?

So, I was up all night thinking about this. Trying to get hold of those mini-kegs, trying to get hold of CO2 cannisters, regulators, how much would it cost, Oooh, I'm a bit strapped for cash at the moment, but I want, I want...

Then I thought that anything you bottle in can but used as a cask. If I can't do a 5 litre-mini keg then I could get one of those 3.75litre juice bottles and use that as a cask, or even a 2 litre bottle. Or if I'm having a party, I could fill up a carboy and use that as a cask.

Look at what this chap does with his beer engine.

JIM'S BEER KIT: HOMEBREW FORUM • View topic - Hand Pulled Pint

No bung, no air filter.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:20 PM   #143
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One of these air filters to avoid air-bourne contaminants such as acetobacer:
Where the deuce do you get one of them?

I googled air filters and got great big stand up machines.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:24 PM   #144
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Think before you post.

I found it. I cleverly inserted "brewer's" before "air filter". Only 5 bucks. lovely.

Sorry for being a twit.

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Old 04-29-2009, 08:20 PM   #145
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Hello all,

Do you find that set up does an adequate job cooling the beer? I just ordered parts to build one and i calculated that you would need 50 feet of 5/8 inch tubing to have 2 pints worth of beer in the cooler at a time. If the beer cools down quickly enough on its way through though you wouldnt need that much line. How does yours do?

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Old 05-03-2009, 11:28 PM   #146
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Here’s my rigged-up quasi real ale system.







The refrigerator has a Ranco thermostat set at about 55f to approximate cellar temps.

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Old 05-04-2009, 12:04 AM   #147
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Here’s my rigged-up quasi real ale system.







The refrigerator has a Ranco thermostat set at about 55f to approximate cellar temps.
That's a slick, low cost set-up. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:18 AM   #148
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That's superb! I'd like to have a go at setting up something similar.

Just a couple of questions. Do you let air into that cubitainer? How are you connecting your tube to said cubitainer?

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"Do you let air into that cubitainer?"
Yes and no. Once you let air in, the beer will only last three more days. So- if you going to drink it all in three days, you can let some air in for it to develop the cask ale flavors.

"How are you connecting your tube to said cubitainer?"
You get a 38mm quick serve spigot that acts as the cap for the cubitainer and the tubing fits onto it.
Here's the link for the cubitainers and spigot Cube® Insert with Cubitainer® System - US Plastic Corporation

1 gallon cubitainers seem to work best.

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Old 05-05-2009, 08:21 PM   #150
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when I read beer engine I was imagining a motor that was driven by CO2 pressure made during fermentation, all being filled up at the local wort station, bunch of dudes syphoning finished beer out of their car's fuel tank, vertical exhaust pipes with a bubble lock at the top. You couldn't go very far with a car like that, but the party would come to you. Real Ale seems pretty cool though. Have to try that.

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