Using a polypin

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby robwalker » Fri Oct 03, 2014 20:03

Gordito wrote:Looks great, I would love a hand pump.


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Re: Using a polypin

Postby liamtmt7 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 20:08

robwalker wrote:
Gordito wrote:Looks great, I would love a hand pump.


tee hee


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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Dennis King » Fri Oct 03, 2014 20:19

liamtmt7 wrote:Considering buying 2 5litre pins and bottling the rest - am I right in thinking I can pour straight from the pin?


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Re: Using a polypin

Postby liamtmt7 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 20:27

Cheers DK!

Going to order them
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Joe1002 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 21:11

liamtmt7 wrote:am I right in thinking I can pour straight from the pin?

Yes, it's just a tap on the front :thumb:

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Kyle_T » Fri Oct 03, 2014 22:56

Indeed it is, as long as you carb it how you like it, pour away, I'm already tucking away at a beer that hasn't finished conditioning yet.

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby liamtmt7 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 23:37

That's my only slight worry is the carbonating after conditioning - as in how do you add the sugar to a full pin but I guess that comes once your in the situation....

.... And starting a post on here!!

I done 8 kits and 4 BIAB (I get to bottle) and I love a bottle - well conditioned, give a few about - my dad fcking loves them - getting to the stage where I'm enjoying it enough myself to have it "on tap"
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Kyle_T » Sat Oct 04, 2014 08:18

You can either rack a few points above final or use sugar and the like. I've started giving it 3 weeks conditioning time before drinking.

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby liamtmt7 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 21:26

So my Xmas ale is almost ready to bottle and transfer to the pin.

Re-reading this thread has made me think, would it be possible to not prime the pin and just pour the beer as is, and use an Aleman pocket beer engine, would that work?

Or would it still require an element of priming?
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Kyle_T » Fri Oct 31, 2014 22:48

You can transfer without priming for use with a beer engine but you'll have no layer of CO2 if it's already at final gravity.

Dennis taught me to rack a couple of points above final gravity for carbonation in the polypin. Add priming sugar for extra carbonation.

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby liamtmt7 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 23:22

I don't have a beer engine - will just be pouring straight from the pin.

So looks like I would need to prime at least a little.
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Dennis King » Fri Oct 31, 2014 23:47

liamtmt7 wrote:I don't have a beer engine - will just be pouring straight from the pin.

So looks like I would need to prime at least a little.


Think you need a bit of experimentation to find your ideal condition. Guess you will just have to brew lots of beer.
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby liamtmt7 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 23:50

Haha I wish DK! I'm in the process of trying to get as little help as possible with the brewing (pulling the bag etc...)

And seeing if I can split it over 2 days (2nd trial tonight)! Keeps the good lady onside!

But yes trial and error will be the test.
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Kyle_T » Sat Nov 01, 2014 00:15

I would suggest 60g as a starting point.

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Joe1002 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:25

Kyle_T wrote:I would suggest 60g as a starting point.

For 23l yes but Liam says he will be bottling as well so I suspect it's a smaller pin.

Anyhow, you can adjust the amount of sugar depending on how much beer you put in your pin.

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby liamtmt7 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:30

Aye it's a 5L pin - good should Joe. Will try 10g as a start and see how we go.

On the point though - do you just add the sugar? Or mix it with some hot water as if you were bottling?
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Kyle_T » Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:34

Joe1002 wrote:
Kyle_T wrote:I would suggest 60g as a starting point.

For 23l yes but Liam says he will be bottling as well so I suspect it's a smaller pin.

Anyhow, you can adjust the amount of sugar depending on how much beer you put in your pin.


I missed that bit lol, my bad.

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Dennis King » Sat Nov 01, 2014 13:14

liamtmt7 wrote:Aye it's a 5L pin - good should Joe. Will try 10g as a start and see how we go.

On the point though - do you just add the sugar? Or mix it with some hot water as if you were bottling?


Dissolve in boiling water and allow to cool.
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby liamtmt7 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 22:38

Well first pin filled with Xmas ale.

Drinkable just in time for the festive period!
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby LloydV » Thu Nov 06, 2014 16:57

Just filled my first pin (20L) with Ale - see how it turns out - hoping for good results
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby liamtmt7 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 21:43

Keep us posted Lloyd
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby liamtmt7 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 22:25

Filled my second one of this tonight with my Amber ale.

Hopefully fill 2 with my APA once it's finished fermenting - see me through xmas!
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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Good Ed » Mon Dec 08, 2014 21:57

I bought 2 x 10L polypins from Murphys probably about June time, so they have only been used 2-3 times. Current pin has been sitting at the top of the stairs to the cellar conditioning nicely for just over a week when I noticed a stale beer smell over the weekend. Turns out to be a minute hole and I've probably lost a litre or so. I've stuck some gaffa tape over it which seems to have done the trick. I can't face the hastle of taking this up with Murphys.

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Kev888 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 22:33

Are they formally sold as re-useable? If so I'm impressed; I wouldn't want to use the jigsaw type too often, though I guess their bags are priced to be replaceable.

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Re: Using a polypin

Postby Springer » Mon Dec 08, 2014 22:55

My Murphy's ones have been used loads ??? of times and are still fine to date. I have four 5 litre ones, this size may not get as stressed as the bigger volume ones. :hmm:
Those thin ones are supposed to be a one shot thing. I have one or two but don't fancy using them unless its an emergency. :)
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