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A '''beer engine''' or '''hand pump''' is used to serve cask conditioned ale (sometimes referred to as real ale) without the use of force carbonation.
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A '''beer engine''' or '''hand pump''' is used to serve cask conditioned ale (sometimes referred to as real ale) without a CO2 cylinder forcing the beer through the lines.
 
Beer engines use the basic principle that liquids do not compress when placed under pressure; therefore, if you apply pressure to the liquid it will move rather than compress.   
 
Beer engines use the basic principle that liquids do not compress when placed under pressure; therefore, if you apply pressure to the liquid it will move rather than compress.   
 
Beer engines enjoy wide-spread use in the UK.
 
Beer engines enjoy wide-spread use in the UK.
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A beer engine or hand pump is used to serve cask conditioned ale (sometimes referred to as real ale) without a CO2 cylinder forcing the beer through the lines. Beer engines use the basic principle that liquids do not compress when placed under pressure; therefore, if you apply pressure to the liquid it will move rather than compress. Beer engines enjoy wide-spread use in the UK.

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