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Old 02-14-2009, 11:43 PM   #121
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Default Tips on a pseudo-breather set-up

I found this tidbit of info for addressing the oxidation problem. Here is the link; Homebrewed Cask Ales

It looks like if you follow sonvolts basic design then incorporate the LPG regulator you are good to go.

The LPG regulator will give the keg 1/2 psi. Just enough to keep CO2 in the keg.

I picked up a LPG regulator from Menards for $10 and a miniature 0-120psi regulator for $19.





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Old 02-15-2009, 11:49 PM   #122
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:51 PM   #123
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I can't wait to make one of these. I think I'm obsessed about this.

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Old 02-16-2009, 07:03 PM   #124
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Man you're bumping this thread up as often as some horny brewer's used to bump a certain other thread!

You've a beer geek dontja know.

Glad to see someone do this cool thing again....It's on my list when space no longer becomes an issue.
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:08 PM   #125
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Glad to see someone do this cool thing again....It's on my list when space no longer becomes an issue.
It's on mine as well, as soon as a mini-fridge presents itself on Craigslist, ripe for the picking.

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Did you guys get a look at this link? Homebrewed Cask Ales

The whole oxidation thing had me bummed earlier, but the LPG regulator seems to work like a breather. (...Thinking about my gas grill....) It won't be a true real ale as CAMRA would state, but as you both know its not real practical for the home brewer unless you are a lush!
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:24 PM   #127
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That's why I plan to use minikegs... then I should kick a keg in ~3-4 days and should get a pretty authentic real ale type situation.

I haven't made this yet because I am currently upgrading to handle lagers. I think I will do this next fall...
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Awesome! I want to build one! What do you use as a breather for the Cornelius? Contamination problems? Special brewing technique for the beer?
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Awesome! I want to build one! What do you use as a breather for the Cornelius? Contamination problems? Special brewing technique for the beer?
I understand the best way to get around the problem is to put on a LPG low pressure regulator on the Gas IN. It delivers 1/2 a psi to the cornie. You always has some gas with slightly positive pressure. The hand pump just needs to be 11" above the keg so it doesn't leak.

Look at my post above you can get these from Menards/Home Depot/Lowes.
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Default New obsession...

Damn if I don't have a bad itch to make one these....

Sonvolt - Are you MIA or KIA?

Oh well, I bought my Valterra Rocket pump today. I'm curious what size beer line was used 1/4 or 5/16? The hose barb on the pump is 3/8. Its larger than the standard beer line.

I've been debating on whether to build this sucker into a cooler or make into bolt-on counter top model. Try to make a replica with molded retangular wood box (about the size of a nice 5th of scotch would come in), using rossettes or plinth blocks then add on a SS drip tray.



I have be also considering converting a microwave cart.



Such tough decisions.....


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