Home Brew Forums

Home Brew Forums (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum.php)
-   DIY Projects (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/)
-   -   CO2 Manifold (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/co2-manifold-19134/)

Brewpastor 01-08-2007 06:44 PM

CO2 Manifold
 
Well, I have finally put together my CO2 manifold for my cold box draft unit. It has 2 in-line, secondary regulators that come off my primary regulator. The first goes to the 2 valved manifolds that supply my 5 main beer lines. One of these lines had a cross connection in it with 2 additional CO2 line for counter pressure filling and carbonating. The second regulator goes to my Cask Breather which Ts int my two beer engines/hand pumps.

Now I just have to get it installed in the box and I will be drinking in style.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c3.../CIMG19602.jpg

rdwj 01-08-2007 07:15 PM

Is that disc shaped thing the Cask Breather? What does that do?

Looks complicated, but I'd expect nothing less from you :mug:

Brewpastor 01-08-2007 07:58 PM

The Cask Breather is the disk thing. It simply keeps a blanket of CO2 on the beers I am pulling with the beer engines. These beers are not pushed with pressure, but rather pulled out by a pump. Traditionally as they are pulled Oxygen fills the air space and over a fairly short time the beer goes off unless it is drank in a day or two or three. The breather lets CO2 be drawn in but keeps it at atmospheric pressure. Most simply, it is a geek gismo.

The rest of it is really simple, just lines and connectors with some valves to shut off individual lines. I just installed it and it is going to be sweet.

Cheesefood 01-08-2007 08:01 PM

Yes Lisa, Daddy's a teacher.

Brewsmith 01-08-2007 08:09 PM

That's mighty nice, Brewpastor :mug:

Brewpastor 01-08-2007 08:27 PM

Well, here it is installed in the back of my draft box. You can see the hand pump cylinders on the edges.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c3...dinstalled.jpg

Brewsmith 01-08-2007 08:29 PM

Weren't you going to have a nitro tap in there too?

Brewpastor 01-08-2007 08:37 PM

I have a stout handle but I had not tought of adding Nitro. But now that you put it into my head...

Actually, the stout handle I have has an adjustable flow valve and so you can run it out nice and slow and get that wonderfully thick head we all want on our stout.

I will have to think about the whole nitro option. The other idea is beer gas which is a CO2 Nitro mix.

Thanks for stirring the pot. I always am looking for the next thing...

Cheesefood 01-08-2007 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brewpastor
I have a stout handle but I had not tought of adding Nitro. But now that you put it into my head...

Actually, the stout handle I have has an adjustable flow valve and so you can run it out nice and slow and get that wonderfully thick head we all want on our stout.

I will have to think about the whole nitro option. The other idea is beer gas which is a CO2 Nitro mix.

Thanks for stirring the pot. I always am looking for the next thing...

Gonna send the collection plate around twice this week?

Brewpastor 01-08-2007 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cheesefood
Gonna send the collection plate around twice this week?

Lets make it three and then I can get those custom tap handles I have had my eye on.


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:35 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.