Using a polypin

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Springer » Tue May 20, 2014 20:28

GrowlingDogBeer wrote:I suppose it depends how often you can check it.


Great thead, lots to learn here. :D

No, I think it depends how often you drink it, :lol: once you have drunk some is there not loads of space for expansion. :hmm:
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Scalli » Tue May 20, 2014 21:20

Conected my beer engine up to the polypin just as you have with a jubilee clip. Trouble is then you cant turn the tap, guessing you just nip up the jubilee clip then fully tighten it once the tap is open? I have primed my pin so there is a bit of pressure in it.
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Dennis King » Tue May 20, 2014 21:23

Yep
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Scalli » Tue May 20, 2014 21:39

Cheers, just making sure I wasnt missing the obvious
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Kyle_T » Wed May 21, 2014 10:55

Hmm, I shall definitely have to have a look at a suitable object to clamp my beer engine to, I have an old wardrobe in the my garage but I'm not sure if it will take the weight of a full pin or if it might still be too cold over night.

I must of screwed up with the priming as the 2 beers out there are pretty much flat in the pins already.

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby krazypara3165 » Wed May 21, 2014 11:05

Kyle_T wrote:Hmm, I shall definitely have to have a look at a suitable object to clamp my beer engine to, I have an old wardrobe in the my garage but I'm not sure if it will take the weight of a full pin or if it might still be too cold over night.

I must of screwed up with the priming as the 2 beers out there are pretty much flat in the pins already.


A lot of members do not prime their pins anyway, a sparkler should give your beer enough life

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Kyle_T » Wed May 21, 2014 11:27

Don't currently have one as the beer engine has been sitting underneath the work bench for some time, I really must get it out and polish it again. Will look on fleabay for one.

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby chrig » Wed May 21, 2014 11:32

I used a tablespoon of sugar to soak up any oxygen And introduce a bit of co2. Spot on with a sparkler

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Kyle_T » Wed May 21, 2014 11:40

I shall have to connect it all together whilst off work tomorrow and see what happens without a sparkler, my pump only has a short neck, I dunno if that makes any difference, also, what sort of consumption time are you looking for with a pin to engine arrangement, wouldn't the beer left in the pipe after serving go bad?

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby krazypara3165 » Wed May 21, 2014 11:43

Kyle_T wrote:I shall have to connect it all together whilst off work tomorrow and see what happens without a sparkler, my pump only has a short neck, I dunno if that makes any difference, also, what sort of consumption time are you looking for with a pin to engine arrangement, wouldn't the beer left in the pipe after serving go bad?


I would of thought it should be ok for a few weeks if no oxygen is getting into the system.

If you prefer a long neck I may have one knocking around somewhere

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Kyle_T » Wed May 21, 2014 12:06

krazypara3165 wrote:If you prefer a long neck I may have one knocking around somewhere


I shall hook it up tomorrow and see as I use one of those tubby glass tankards of old. Last time it worked well but it did come out with some velocity but I shall bear it in mind for afterwards. No harm in trying all the options.

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby rpt » Wed May 21, 2014 13:24

You can get an extension to make the neck longer. I got mine from Barley Bottom.

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Scalli » Wed May 21, 2014 20:12

I am assuming if using a beer engine you need to not have any pressure in the pin? Mine has blown up like a balloon, and I didn't know if there was a valve of some kind that would stop the pressured beer flowing but obviously there is not because as soon as I turn the tap on the pin beer comes out of the pump.

To be honest I think I have over primed it, so is it best to just roll it back and let off the pressure then reconect everything? Dont think I will trust this batch with the tap left open just in case it build pressure back up while I am at work and dumps my brew all over the kitchen floor.
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Dennis King » Wed May 21, 2014 21:36

Scalli wrote:I am assuming if using a beer engine you need to not have any pressure in the pin? Mine has blown up like a balloon, and I didn't know if there was a valve of some kind that would stop the pressured beer flowing but obviously there is not because as soon as I turn the tap on the pin beer comes out of the pump.

To be honest I think I have over primed it, so is it best to just roll it back and let off the pressure then reconect everything? Dont think I will trust this batch with the tap left open just in case it build pressure back up while I am at work and dumps my brew all over the kitchen floor.


You can roll back and let of the gas, if your careful it can be done without disturbing the sediment.
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby GrowlingDog » Wed May 21, 2014 22:23

You can get a demand valve which you put in the line between the beer engine and the pin to prevent it pushing beer out.
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Kyle_T » Thu May 22, 2014 10:19

Been out in the garage today and put the beer engine on the shelf with a pin underneath, I would post a picture but it says my posts are too 'spammy' for links. But, overall it does look rather good.

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Jeltz » Thu May 22, 2014 10:25

once you have been a member for 3 days you can post links and pictures

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Kyle_T » Thu May 22, 2014 14:48

With thanks to Dennis's thread this is the latest instalment to the garage, she was in need of a thoroughly good polish and was quickly flushed out with some Milton and water:

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I have some leftover 2x4 wood I will use as some bracing and buy some thicker sheet wood to make a new shelf, also need to take a notch out the shelf above for it to sit flush on the front or get a longer shelf put in but that won't take long to do.

Cheers.

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby krazypara3165 » Thu May 22, 2014 15:09

Looking good! I'd love to have the space somewhere to have one permanently set up!

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Kyle_T » Thu May 22, 2014 15:12

I'd like to get round to building a proper little bar, all I need is wood, got the pump, the beer and all the glasses. Glasses were a job lot from a closing down off licence.

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Dennis King » Thu May 22, 2014 16:45

Looks good Kyle. :thumb:
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Kyle_T » Thu May 22, 2014 16:50

Cheers Dennis, you'll have to drop in for a pint some time as it was your thread that got me to pull my finger out haha.

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby oldjiver » Thu May 29, 2014 10:43

I found my polypins (that were given away FREE by the local working mans club) (ex sherry) were so much better in the winter as they held condition better in the cold. Now I have a brewfreezer I am tempted to try them again.
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Kyle_T » Mon Jun 02, 2014 17:52

Just went to pull a pint in the garage and the bitter had gone sour, reckon I left it too long sitting there?

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Dennis King » Mon Jun 02, 2014 19:20

Kyle_T wrote:Just went to pull a pint in the garage and the bitter had gone sour, reckon I left it too long sitting there?


How long was it sitting there, should last at least a few weeks.
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