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Title: Home built beer engine
Post by: stlaleman on September 02, 2011, 04:40:23 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V7RemgiyyLo/TmDg6bwBhuI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/AnAr4KfKwQE/s1600/Beer+Engine.jpg)

A work in progress, have already changed the spout design, and need to gussy it up some, but it pours a half pint (almost) per draw. Will be brewing bitter this weekend to test this out on!
Title: Re: Home built beer engine
Post by: bo on September 02, 2011, 04:41:54 PM
What was the cylinder taken off of?
Title: Re: Home built beer engine
Post by: jaybeerman on September 02, 2011, 04:42:55 PM
please expound a little.  looks great
Title: Re: Home built beer engine
Post by: stlaleman on September 02, 2011, 04:53:59 PM
Its a Bimba cylinder, bigger than needed, only using a third of the stroke, or so, 2 1/2" diameter. The frame is some scrap 1.5 inch angle iron welded up, a hold down clamp on the top and two check valves. The spigot is 1/4 inch SS tubing.
Title: Re: Home built beer engine
Post by: Vin S on September 02, 2011, 05:02:28 PM
Could you show a side veiw. I cant fiure how beer is getting to spout/
Title: Re: Home built beer engine
Post by: The Professor on September 02, 2011, 05:32:28 PM
Looks mightily cool.
Would also love to see more pics of this beast.
nice work!
Title: Re: Home built beer engine
Post by: hamiltont on September 02, 2011, 05:39:35 PM
Classy looking unit!!  It reminded me of a "Beer Engine" that was built out of an RV Water Pump that was in a Brew You Own article a number of years ago. Here's the link: http://www.byo.com/stories/projects-and-equipment/article/indices/20-build-it-yourself/349-build-a-beer-engine-projects (http://www.byo.com/stories/projects-and-equipment/article/indices/20-build-it-yourself/349-build-a-beer-engine-projects) I think yours is much more efficient though. I remember using one of those RV Pumps in an old Shasta Trailer when I was a kid. It seemed like it took forever to fill a glass...  Cheers!!!
Title: Re: Home built beer engine
Post by: morticaixavier on September 02, 2011, 05:47:23 PM
very cool. I want me one.