cask widge

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cask widge

Post by dazer23866 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:13 pm

Just wondered do many home brewers use this system with a cask at home if so do you have much success

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Post by Coffeeuk » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:20 pm

Yes, use it all the time. It's a brilliant system

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Post by thepatchworkdoll » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:26 pm

Hi there
Have to agree with coffeeuk. Cask Widge system is first class.
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Post by dazer23866 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:12 pm

Thanks for the reply guys i so want one.
How long does your beer last and does it stay in condition

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Post by Coffeeuk » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:52 pm

I have mine attached to the co2 via a cask breather, so lasts well over 4 weeks (that's the longest one has lasted so far)

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Post by dazer23866 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:26 pm

Coffeeuk wrote:I have mine attached to the co2 via a cask breather, so lasts well over 4 weeks (that's the longest one has lasted so farImage)
Thats great ive got to get one now. ive got a cask breather/propane reg sort and just need a cask now :D :D :D

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Re: cask widge

Post by Bunglebrewsbeer » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:46 am

How do those maxi cooler thinks work then please?


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Post by Coffeeuk » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:29 am

It has a recirculation pump that is attached to a cooling jacket around the beer engine cylinder. It basically pumps the iced water from the maxi to the beer engine and back. It's just the right amount of cooling for a cask ale.

The other part of the maxi is an internal coil that runs through the iced water. This goes from the corny keg, to the inlet of the coil via John guest fittings, from the outlet of the maxi coil to the beer tap. It provides a much higher level of chilling, ideal for largers, but I serve my hoppy beers through it, and am more than happy with them.

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Post by Bunglebrewsbeer » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:49 am

So it's just a plug in thing that you then set the temp at. Does it have to be hooked up to a water supply?


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Post by Coffeeuk » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:31 pm

No, just switched on. It has a water tank built in. You can't set the temp either, it just stops short of freezing

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Post by Bunglebrewsbeer » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:36 pm

I see. Think I've seen some that are hacked with an STC thing. So it doesn't matter where the cask/keg is. Doesn't need to be stored at a set temp. Just hook it up. Draw beer off it through chiller and out it pops cold ready to sup.


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Post by Coffeeuk » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:57 pm

Yep that's how I use it for beers on tap.

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Re: cask widge

Post by Bunglebrewsbeer » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:51 pm

How many cask or keg could you run off them?


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Post by Coffeeuk » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:59 pm

Depends what model 110 one 210 two 310, I think you get the picture. Plus a beer engine on the recirculation line

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Post by Bunglebrewsbeer » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:03 pm

So all come with plus a beer engine feature? I've no idea about these things. But do look very handy for a party set up couple of cornys and a cask be great.


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