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Mike Rotert
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Username: Baddude

Post Number: 42
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 10:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A few months back, one of the magazines had an article on building a beer engine. Anyone try it out? We've got a huge block party coming up and I would like to have one to serve the "real English ale" fans in the neighborhood.

If you built one, how'd it go?
 

davidw
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Username: Davidw

Post Number: 1016
Registered: 03-2001
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 01:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dan's been working on one. But I don't think he has it in production yet. At least I *hope* he puts it in production!
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 1022
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 01:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Working on the jigs and fixtures for production. Making one or two is one thing, making a lot is another.

Dan Listermann
Listermann Mfg.,Co. www.listermann.com

 

davidw
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Username: Davidw

Post Number: 1017
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Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 02:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's why you get paid the 'big bucks', Dan.

 

David Woods
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Username: Beericon

Post Number: 545
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 04:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Another question,

If you did make this small beer engine out of a RV hand pump faucet, could you open up a growler and stick it under the contraption, or would you need to put it on a corny keg?

I like handpump ale, but having to pump out all 5 gallons would be a little hard on my liver.

If you have the money, there is a real English hand pump for sale in the Flea market section.

David
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 1028
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 06:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My beer engine is made from sratch. I am working on a tap for minikegs for teh engine. I feel that one could drink 5 liters (1.3 gallons) in a reasonable amount of time before it went bad.

Dan Listermann
Listermann Mfg.,Co. www.listermann.com

 

Steve Ruch
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Post Number: 107
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Sunday, April 03, 2005 - 02:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or have a party and finish it off in an hour or so.
 

Andrew Bales
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Post Number: 264
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, April 04, 2005 - 04:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You could do the poor man's restrictor, a ball valve, copper pipe and copper end piece (drilled with a ton of holes as a restricter). Serve at 5psi to avoid making a big mess.
 

Marlon Lang
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Username: Marlonlang

Post Number: 474
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 01:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dan,
You've already used Phil's Philler, so will the engine be Phil's Phump?
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 1039
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 01:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am thinking the Philgine.

Dan Listermann
Listermann Mfg.,Co. www.listermann.com

 

David Woods
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Username: Beericon

Post Number: 546
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 01:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Alright Dan! Just who is Phil? And what do you owe this guy that you name everything after him?

And do you have any pics yet of the unfinished Philgine?

David
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 1041
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 02:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Phil" is our eldest son. I have pictures, but they are on the computer at work. I will try to remember to post one tomorrow.

Dan Listermann
Listermann Mfg.,Co. www.listermann.com

 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 1043
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2005 - 12:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

David, here is the picture of the engine you asked about. http://www.photodump.com/direct/listermann/101_2077.jpg
Listermann Mfg.,Co. www.listermann.com

 

Marlon Lang
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Username: Marlonlang

Post Number: 475
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2005 - 01:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Geez, Dan.
I don't know about "Philgine". All of the Phil products are two words. You may be setting a precident that could have world-wide implications.
C' ya.