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Old 06-12-2010, 03:22 PM   #1
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Hi there!

This might be off-topic, but i couldn't find the real place to put this. I am looking for a beer hand pump, or what it is called. It's just a a tube going from the keg into a knob, so you can pump up beer wihtout oxygen or what it is.

It is used in a lot of movies, where people is throing a big party.

I would like to hear from you.

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Old 06-12-2010, 03:34 PM   #2
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A hand pump pulls in atmospheric air and will oxidize your beer. It's ok for parties because the beer is drank quickly.

To have kegged beer which does not oxidize you need a CO2 setup. A simple search for kegging setup should show ya everything ya need to know.

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Old 06-12-2010, 03:39 PM   #3
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You mean a "beer engine."

We have a great DIY thread on them here;

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/fell...-engine-10529/

There's some neat designs in there. Have fun.

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Old 06-12-2010, 03:44 PM   #4
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Thanks man. But isn't it possible to buy an already done beer engine?

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Actually I'm 99% sure the OP is talking about a party tap for US Sanke kegs...


EDIT: Pre-build beer engines can be pretty expensive new and difficult to find used.

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Im thinking of one like this or one that have the same effects:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tap-Rite-Beer-...item51927d3164

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Actually I'm 99% sure the OP is talking about a party tap for US Sanke kegs...


EDIT: Pre-build beer engines can be pretty expensive new and difficult to find used.
Yea, one just like those. You got a link or any?
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Actually I'm 99% sure the OP is talking about a party tap for US Sanke kegs...


EDIT: Pre-build beer engines can be pretty expensive new and difficult to find used.
Looking back at his post, I think you're right.

'Dane, the party pumps are pretty common over here. Usually when you rent a keg for a party they come with them.



I don't know where you can get them in denmark, but here's a link to order them.

http://www.beertaps.com/beertaps.html
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Yep. I think the OP is thinking of this:

which pumps air into the keg to create pressure to dispense it and will oxidize your beer. Fine if you're planning on emptying the whole keg in an evening.

What Revvy is referring to is something that works the other way around. The beer is pumped out of the keg to dispense. Air is still pulled into the keg and can lead to oxidation, but not as rapidly as with the other tap and this is often considered part of the character of cask ale which is served this way. There are ways with beer engines (so I've read, no experience with it myself) to connect the beer engine to a low pressure CO2 line so you don't get oxygen in the vessel.

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You can get pump type taps like that online. I just did a search and found a ton of them. In the US, there's always a half dozen of them sitting on craigslist at any given time.

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