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Easily dispense cask ale from a corney keg on its side
« on: July 01, 2013, 11:07:02 AM »
I wanted to post this after reading the article on cask in Zymurgy as it claimed you shouldn't lay a corney on its side because the O-ring will leak - if it leaks it is worn out and should be replaced. Cask can be dispensed on its side through the "in" poppet with the "out" being used for a breather or to allow displacement with ambient air (I usually tape a coffee filter over it). In April we had 13 cask real ales brewed by 8 homebrewers dispensed in this way either by gravity or through five handpumps...and none leaked. I sent Zymurgy an email about it, but they never responded.

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Re: Easily dispense cask ale from a corney keg on its side
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 12:14:50 PM »
Yes, but I don't modify the corney at all, just use the "in poppet" to dispense and wrap a coffee filter on the "out" which is now on top. Started doing it this way about ten years ago when I left a CO2 bottle at home during a party and then when sober realized later I had dispensed similar to a firkin. I also fill bags with sand to elevate the rear of the keg and prevent rolling and put it into position as early as possible to promote settling. Here is a recap - http://www.zymurology.org/Blog/?p=573

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Re: Easily dispense cask ale from a corney keg on its side
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 05:47:28 PM »
Do you remove the out post and then tape the coffee filter on it?

One other question, do you serve with a cobra tap? Or do you have some other method?

Its sounds cool. I have always wanted to have a cask ale party with my club but didn't want to buy a firkin.

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Re: Easily dispense cask ale from a corney keg on its side
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 08:42:38 AM »
Kinda like this....

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