Calling beer engine experts

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Cobnut
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Calling beer engine experts

Post by Cobnut » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:00 am

I bought a used beer engine from someone on here for a very keen price (I find resisting a bargain rather hard :lol: ) and have finally got round to trying it out prior to using it to serve a beer at a party next weekend. It works fine, but there is small leak from the shaft (only pumping water to test it).

Is this normal?

It’s not going to cause me any problem as the party is almost outdoors, but it seems to me this could be sorted with a new washer or bush.

I think it’s a Harry Mason (probably older style) beer engine.
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Re: Calling beer engine experts

Post by Heron1952 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:45 am

Party? for a small group of six of course.
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Re: Calling beer engine experts

Post by Trefoyl » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:40 pm

You will have to replace the piston rod seal. It probably looks similar to this one for Angram Image
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Re: Calling beer engine experts

Post by Cobnut » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:13 am

Heron1952 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:45 am
Party? for a small group of six of course.
Actually, it’s a wedding. So 30 guests permitted..
Fermenting: Amarillo Golden ale
Conditioning: Summer ale
Drinking: Banks's Bitter clone, SMASH Keeping Ale (Chevallier, First Gold, Voss Kveik), Haflinger (rather odd weizenbock), 'Ol 'Enry Brut IPA, Cherry Chocolate Dubbel Trubbel, A Galaxy Far, Far Away Black IPA (or maybe it's an American Stout?), Quickie Voss Kveik IPA, Make American Stout Great Again
Planning: Quick German Pilsner, London Porter, Schonramer Helles clone, Sussex Bitter,

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Re: Calling beer engine experts

Post by Heron1952 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:22 am

=D>
Cobnut wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:13 am
Heron1952 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:45 am
Party? for a small group of six of course.
Actually, it’s a wedding. So 30 guests permitted..
=D>
Glad I'm not getting married, I've just read the guidance looks like a bundle of fun, and I couldn't even hold it in my own garden, even if it was big enough!!
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