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Old 01-27-2011, 11:46 PM   #31

I think I need to drink Irish Draught on this tonight while I do laundry....

bumpity, bump, bump, bump.


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Old 01-23-2012, 12:43 PM   #32
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Has anyo ne noticed any off flavors from the hand pump itself? I feel like I'm picking up a subtle off flavor with mine, and I also could smell it when I was cleaning the system.


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Old 01-23-2012, 09:59 PM   #33

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Has anyo ne noticed any off flavors from the hand pump itself? I feel like I'm picking up a subtle off flavor with mine, and I also could smell it when I was cleaning the system.
I had, but I used kegs that were not totally free from oxidation not sure where it was coming from on the system. I'd use some BLC or Sanitizer, let it soak no more than 15 minutes then rinse with water. Maybe low concentration of bleach if you wanted to do a long soak. Bleach ratio of 2oz :5 gal water
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:49 AM   #34
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Sorry to bump an old thread, but I have a question. If I used one of these with a corny keg and an aspirator valve, would I be able to keep the beer on tap for 3-4 months+?

 
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:29 AM   #35

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Sorry to bump an old thread, but I have a question. If I used one of these with a corny keg and an aspirator valve, would I be able to keep the beer on tap for 3-4 months+?
Yeah, that would be correct. You can use a low pressure propane regulator to keep gas on the beer.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:08 AM   #36
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here is another design I stumbled on that uses an air cylinder. Anyone have any thoughts on this design?

http://penrosepicobrewery.blogspot.c...er-engine.html

 
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:48 PM   #37

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here is another design I stumbled on that uses an air cylinder. Anyone have any thoughts on this design?

http://penrosepicobrewery.blogspot.c...er-engine.html
Yeah this alternate design does the job, but you need to do more to piece this bimba air cylinder design concept together. My guess its gonna cost you more and its not food safe like the rv water pump.

The guy commented that the check valves got clogged with hop particles. This could happen on both types of you didn't take the time to make sure it had settled out.

For about forty bucks I'd stay with the rv pump. It also looks much nicer with the chrome. The other design is not what its put on top of my bar. You'd need to build small wood box around it to hide the cylinder.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:52 PM   #38
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Using a low pressure LPG regulator are you able to pull several pints in a row or do you have to wait for the headspace in the keg to fill for a bit between pints?

 
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:12 PM   #39

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Using a low pressure LPG regulator are you able to pull several pints in a row or do you have to wait for the headspace in the keg to fill for a bit between pints?
Its pretty fast. Its adding CO2 quicker than you can pull it out.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:26 PM   #40
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I just got done using my hand pump. I was lucky and didnt get a leaker. I had it set up to my 2.5 gallon polypin and it worked like a charm. I need to build a box to hold the polypin and the hand pump and then it will be truly done but for now it works. Beer was fantastic as well.



 
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