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Setting up a Beer Engine

 
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Master



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PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:49 pm    Post subject: Setting up a Beer Engine Reply with quote


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So, after having Cask Ale for the Super Bowl last year, I searched for a beer engine.

I found an Angram CQ on Ebay and am setting it up for the Super Bowl. It has a cooled cylinder.

Cask wise, it will be the Pin Cask with a Best Bitter (was making an ESB and had a spill).

I've made a "python"from three 3/8 LLPE tubes covered in pipe insulation. Going to try to get next size up and non-slitted next time.

I have John Guest fittings to go with the QD's on my Fermenter Glycol system. I found a 3/4 BSP to 3/8 JG adapter that's going on the tap.

I will Soft/Hard Spile it as needed to condition, and will probably throw the CO2 breather on it so I have good beer the next couple days if the party doesn't kill the cask.



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PostLink    Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is on the list of things to add to the setup. Looking good Master! Thanks for testing this out. I'm anxious to hear how it all works out for the big game. Keep us updated. Cheers brother!

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Master



Joined: 30 Jan 2016
Posts: 162
Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Drinking: Liquid Schwartz Schwarzbier, Stinky Porter, Spiced Apple Cider

Working on: AbbyNormal Glutton Free Framboise Lambic, Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse, Pineapple Cider


PostLink    Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have more free time than I know what to do with at my new job. So of course I'm going to be playing with brewing stuff.

I just had some fittings arrive in the mail from Brew Hardware. I'll be out in the workshop welding up my new Keggle (formerly my MLT)

Weldless is nice at times, but it's a shame to have a giant TIG welder and not use it.



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Master



Joined: 30 Jan 2016
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Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Drinking: Liquid Schwartz Schwarzbier, Stinky Porter, Spiced Apple Cider

Working on: AbbyNormal Glutton Free Framboise Lambic, Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse, Pineapple Cider


PostLink    Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the progress. Set up, tapped and spiled to get on condition for tomorrow night.


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Master



Joined: 30 Jan 2016
Posts: 162
Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Drinking: Liquid Schwartz Schwarzbier, Stinky Porter, Spiced Apple Cider

Working on: AbbyNormal Glutton Free Framboise Lambic, Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse, Pineapple Cider


PostLink    Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turned out to be a success. To my surprise, nobody really balked at cellar temp beer.

We drank all but 1/2g or so of the Cask.
Also killed off 1/2 a keg of Bohemian Pils, put a dent in the Porter and kicked a keg of cider.
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.
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Master



Joined: 30 Jan 2016
Posts: 162
Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Drinking: Liquid Schwartz Schwarzbier, Stinky Porter, Spiced Apple Cider

Working on: AbbyNormal Glutton Free Framboise Lambic, Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse, Pineapple Cider


PostLink    Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a pint, partially drank.


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