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Offline stlaleman

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Home built beer engine
« on: September 02, 2011, 09:40:23 AM »


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!

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Re: Home built beer engine
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2011, 09:41:54 AM »
What was the cylinder taken off of?

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Re: Home built beer engine
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2011, 09:42:55 AM »
please expound a little.  looks great

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Re: Home built beer engine
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2011, 09:53:59 AM »
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.

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Re: Home built beer engine
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2011, 10:02:28 AM »
Could you show a side veiw. I cant fiure how beer is getting to spout/
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Re: Home built beer engine
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2011, 10:32:28 AM »
Looks mightily cool.
Would also love to see more pics of this beast.
nice work!
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Re: Home built beer engine
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2011, 10:39:35 AM »
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 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!!!
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Re: Home built beer engine
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2011, 10:47:23 AM »
very cool. I want me one.
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