Ghetto beer engine for under 10 bucks.

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by Alex.Tas, 23/7/14.

 

  1. takai

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    Posted 10/6/15
    So this is what i picked up from Aldi the other day:
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    Works pretty well although i need a new sparkler/aerator. The plastic insert thing i was using popped out halfway through the pour. But it will work well for smaller amounts, given the 2.2L volume.
     
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  2. Diggs

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    Posted 2/7/15
    Best B15 (that's 15 beer dollars) I've spent.
     
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    Posted 13/3/17
    I am going to make this but maybe tweak it up to respectable, be good to put a picnic tap on the end of the tube with some insulation around the reservoir, sick of running the gauntlet to the top of my garden to get a beer.
     
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    Posted 13/3/17
    Hey Alex.Tas .. is there a real need to shake up the beer (already in bottles) to decarb it ??
    Was just thinking if the wort was placed directly into some brown PET bottles (marked to differentiate from carbed up ones) .. would that suffice as it seems that the carbing up to go into the bottles is being displaced to go into the sprayer .. then pumped to recarb ... :blink: :blink: :unsure: :unsure:

    @takai .. saw those at ALDI a while ago but thought nothing of them ... many mods needed to use this ??

    Cheers all

    chubby
     
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    Posted 19/3/17
    I would be pouring straight from the conditioning cask into the sprayer bottle, the pumping will introduce more nitrogen into the mix so the beer is creamy and smooth.
     
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  6. Alex.Tas

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    Posted 1/4/17
    Hey dude, sorry for the delayed response.
    No need to carb them up, but carbing it gives you the option of a bottle conditioned serving.
     
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    Posted 29/11/17
    Just remembered this post, my pump is still rocking after nearly three and a half years of use and abuse! I've found the half carbonation trick works pretty well, so its one drop per longneck instead of two. Or as per my last stout, aim for around 1.2 vol CO2.
     

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