Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

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Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

Post by LeeH » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:45 pm

It’s that super tight head keeping it in.

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Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

Post by PeeBee » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:07 am

WalesAles wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:15 pm
Trefoyl wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:47 am
Nice looking Beer there Tref!
How do you stop it falling out of the glass when it is on its` side? =D>


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Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

Post by Binkie Huckaback » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:03 pm

Polypins are great because of the time saved instead of bottling, but I always felt the few litres I did bottle because I always brewed 23 litres tasted better than that from the polypin. As you're probably aware, the smaller the quantity, the quicker it comes into condition. Anyway, my set up is as short a piece of tubing as possible off the dispense nipple of the engine; then a John Guest 'Y' piece with two valves. Then as long a piece of hose as you need to get to your cool box containing the polypin. It goes through the drain in the box and fits onto the tap on the polypin. There may be a small hole in the body of the tap (I think to allow air in, as liquid flows out). Put a piece of tape over it. A freezer pack on top of the polypin where the tap is cools the beer to cellar temperature.

Attached to the spare valve on the 'Y' piece, a piece of hose long enough to get to the bottom of a 5 litre water bottle. This allows you to turn off the beer, then flush the line through between sessions.

It was pretty successful as long as you turned the tap of the polypin off, but you still need to get through the beer in under a week as polypins are permeable. Which is a shame, because they're ideal for serving beer via a handpump.

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