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Cask and Hand-pump

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by Jason_brews_beer, 1/2/14.

 

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    Posted 7/9/18
    Any photos, I'm interested in how you attach a sparkler.
     
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    On the original spout i was able to screw a 1/8 bsp nipple into it then screw a home made sparkler on the other end.

    The replacement will have a parker/swagelok compression fitting to 1/8 bsp and the same home made sparkler.

    The home made sparkler basically a 1/8 cap with 7 holes drilled in it.
     
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    Here is my attempt at Fullers Black Cab porter
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    Posted 9/9/18
    There has been some better builds on the net, one has gone but there may be more, but this is ideal for a gathering, they don't fall over like a mini keg, no gas for anyone to fiddle with, and pours a great beer.

    https://byo.com/project/build-a-beer-engine-projects/
     
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    Posted 16/9/18
    Does anyone know what the thread size is for a sparkler that fits on to a hand pump?
     
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    Posted 16/9/18
    1/4" BSP?
     
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    Posted 16/9/18
    I'm sure about that, I measured it as a 5/8" Brass thread (26 tpi)
     
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    Posted 16/9/18
    correct, its actually a British cycle thread (BSC or BSCy), 5/8 British Standard Cycle 26 TPI
     
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    Posted 16/9/18
    I'm trying to source a stainless straight barb fitting to attach vynal tubing to a sprinkler for a rocket pump. Having looked on line this type of thread seems incredibly rare, is there an equivalent thread size/type that could be substituted, or any other way of attaching a sprinkler to vynal tubing?
     
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    Looking at the brittish cycly thread it seems like the main diff is thread shape (60 deg versus 55). I suspect a slightly smaller diameter thread could work.
     
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    Posted 16/9/18
    Another possiblity is to attach a intertap beer spout attachment, does anyone know the thread size/type on those, hopefully nothing obscure!
     
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    As it turns out there are 2 Intertaps one an original the other a copy and the only difference is the thread on the spout and cap. Cheapest and easiest way is use some silicone tube, for a sparkler go to Bunnings and get a mixer in the tap dept only a few dollars.

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    Posted 17/9/18
    How did you fix the mixer into the tube?,
     
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    Just push it in, it is a tight fit.
     
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    That's what she said!
     
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    Who said? I did nearly mention that my wife said you can't beat a nice tight fit, but there are to many political correct people lurking.
     
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    Does the Valterra pump need a non return valve between it and the keg/bag?

    Also, are there any other pumps beside beer engines people recommend?

    Thanks
     
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    Not something I would attach a decent amount of beer to though you could fit a none return valve to it, I would imagine.
     
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    Two beers through the pump, a bitter and a mild, must say this mild is better than my last, substituted the pale malt for Vienna malt, must have read that somewhere, gives a lot more body even though it went through the mash cycle at 63 C.
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