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View Poll Results: What is the coolness factor on a scale of 1 to 10?
1 2 2.41%
2 1 1.20%
3 1 1.20%
4 0 0%
5 1 1.20%
6 3 3.61%
7 9 10.84%
8 26 31.33%
9 15 18.07%
10 25 30.12%
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:50 PM   #1


Yeah!!! - I finally made my beer engine today after about 1 year blathering on about it.

Its single cylinder, two-stroke engine or however many strokes you want!!! No oil or batteries required. Just beer!!!


I intend to use it at home as a normal beer engine with a pass-thru shank to the fridge or I can use it like a jockey box at an event. The engine disassembles. One corny keg or two poly-pins fit inside. Now I just need to brew some beer... I only have cider right now.

I used the following; (All from Menards- except for the hand pump) ~ $95 total including the pump cost

  • 1 tall narrow kitchen cabinet
  • 1 wooden foot stool
  • 1 marble tile
  • 1 black cube, normally used for wall shelving
  • 1 rocket hand pump







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Old 02-07-2010, 07:22 PM   #2

BTW - For home use, you can also mount a pass thru shank on a fridge and then use a beer nut coupling to attach the beer line.

I might glue some rare earth magnets to back of this cube so it sticks right to the fridge.


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Old 02-07-2010, 10:11 PM   #3
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Nice work, I'm repeatedly amazed at the effort people will put into this hobby.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:17 PM   #4

Thanks!

On effort.... I agree, look at what the "The Pol" did.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/kill...lation-158348/
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:33 AM   #5

Gee lots a lookers not so many voters!!!
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:57 AM   #6
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Nice job - that looks really nice.

Is the cabinet insulated, or will the beer be served at room temp?

 
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:56 AM   #7
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I gave it a 7. It would have scored higher if there was a chiller involved (even an ice box) and if it had a better base. You could do better than the stool. We'll call that a deduction on the landing.

It's very cool though...I just recieved my faucets and shanks and everything for my bar and after seeing this I may have to add a 'real ale' on tap in the corner!

Nice work!
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:53 PM   #8
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8

9 if it had hidden casters
10 if you were actually pouring beer from it

 
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:29 AM   #9

I will being doing any one of the three; pushing in a corny or a poly pin into the cabinet, or attaching it to my kegerator via a pass thru shank.

The beer storage vessel needs to stay cold, so the co2 stays in solution, using a chiller, with natural carbonation will draw out the CO2 (go into solution) as it warms up. Using a chiller will result in totally flat beer over time.

I plan to use chiller blankets to dry-ice down the beer.



The stool is not a perfect match maybe I'll strip it and try to do a better color match.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:52 AM   #10
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Well then...you're working your way to a 10


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