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Redback
23rd January 2011, 04:44 PM
Got a new fridge one basically, new taps and lines, old ones were looking a tad old, so here it is:D

Oh and some of my Stein collection:)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/bazzar/DSC09064.jpg
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/bazzar/DSC09060.jpg
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/bazzar/DSC09065.jpg

Baz.

Datt
24th January 2011, 09:47 AM
I like it, I like it alot.

I'm sick of cleaning bottles. Once I've finished my new shed I will seriously think of upgrading. Is there much in ongoing costs once you have a system like that setup?

Redback
25th January 2011, 07:55 AM
Only the gas, a D size bottle should last 18mths, cost of a refill is around $40, buy the bottles from the brew shop, then you own them and only pay for re-fills.

Baz.

Hoges
27th January 2011, 11:38 PM
Great set up :BigThumb:

very neat job on the door:twobeers:

own your own bottle eh?

wonder if I could buy a D bottle ....and get it filled with argon:angel::twisted:

Redback
7th February 2011, 08:12 AM
Well a little disaster happened on Sunday, overnight the mirror above the taps fell off and lent against the taps emptyed the entire 20lt keg and 2/3s of the 45lt keg, there was a half inch of beer covering half of the floor:twisted:

So after spending 4hrs cleaning the bottom room, I decided to put down a St Peters Ruby Red Ale:D

Here's some info on it.
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/02/1106.jpg

St. Peter’s Hall is near Bungay in Suffolk and dates from around 1280. It is the centerpiece of the St. Peter’s Brewery site. In 1539 the east wing was added using materials from the nearby Flixton nunnery which was one of a dozen monastic houses given to Cardinal Wolsey by King Henry VIII to finance the building of a school in Ipswich, Suffolk’s county town. Then, as today, Suffolk barley was carefully malted to brew beers and ales and that tradition lives on today at St. Peter’s Brewery.
About St Peter’s Beer Kit – Ruby Red Ale
This beer kit allows you to enjoy the unique taste of St. Peter’s beer brewed with your own fair hand. Using the same quality ingredients of St. Peter’s Ruby Red Ale in this easy to use beer kit. St. Peter’s Ruby Red Ale is a delicious tawny red ale with subtle malt undertones and a distinctive spicy hop aroma.
St. Peter’s Ruby Red Ale has won a silver medal in the SIBA East Anglia beer festival.
The 4.3% abv ale collected a Silver Medal in the Bitter category.
3kg Pack
No sugar required
Brews 40 pints
Approx ABV – 4.3%.

http://www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk/default.asp

Baz.

Hoges
7th February 2011, 01:47 PM
Well a little disaster happened on Sunday, overnight the mirror above the taps fell off and lent against the taps emptyed the entire 20lt keg and 2/3s of the 45lt keg, there was a half inch of beer covering half of the floor:twisted:

So after spending 4hrs cleaning the bottom room, I decided to put down a St Peters Ruby Red Ale:D .....


Baz.

did you get any splinters in your tongue?:p

easo
7th February 2011, 01:52 PM
That my old cheese, is a thing of beauty...

Easo

P.S. we need run drinking smiley thingos.

Redback
8th February 2011, 07:58 AM
did you get any splinters in your tongue?:p

No a concrete floor, had to hurry before it soaked into the concrete:BigCry:

LandyAndy
8th February 2011, 07:19 PM
Let all the gas out too?????
Probably why both kegs didnt empty.
Let us know how the red beer turns out,sounds nice.
Andrew

Redback
9th February 2011, 06:16 AM
Let all the gas out too?????
Probably why both kegs didnt empty.
Let us know how the red beer turns out,sounds nice.
Andrew

Only the gas in the kegs Andy, I don't leave the bottle on when connected to the kegs for this very reason.

I will Andy, the kit is one of those "only add water" type kits.

Being an English beer kit, one of the directions that amused me was, after bottling, store in a warm place 18 to 20deg:D

Baz.

LandyAndy
19th March 2011, 08:14 PM
I too have now upgraded my beer fridge.
The old 2 keg fridge.
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/03/447.jpg
A few months ago we bought a new house fridge have been trying to give the old one away,nobody local wanted it.
Its now my beer fridge.
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/03/448.jpg
I gutted it and modified the door a bit so it fits 4 kegs.Also glued 30mm styrofoam to the outside to increase the insulation.Increased freezer space means I can now make my own ice for fishing trips rather than buy it.Should also make the fridge more effecient having a "full" freezer.

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/03/449.jpg

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/03/450.jpg

Now to buy 2 more kegs and gas connects then there will always be 4 ageing under refrigeration:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:
Cheers
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/03/451.jpg
Andrew

Redback
21st March 2011, 08:00 AM
Looking good mate, I wish I could fit 4 of the 19s in mine, the idea of having the coolers in the fridge, great idea that.

What's the beer you poured?

Baz.

LandyAndy
21st March 2011, 10:00 PM
Hi Baz.
Baz's Rock caused me grief shifting fridges,lifted it and ping,rest of the weekend with a crook back.Baz would weigh 40kgs or so.I treasure that rock,personally autographed by my dearly departed mate.The day he passed away I bolted out to collect it.It is a great memory of a great bloke,every time I pour a beer.Baz was my number one consumer of my brews,many great memorys.
Plain old boring Coopers Larger in the pint glass.Local shop only stocks Coopers Lager and Real Ale,have been near brew shops but have been on fishing expeditions every time.Sorry to say spare coin and fishing win over expensive brew kits;);););).Coopers Larger isnt that bad as a basic brew.Just put a Coopers Larger and a Coopers Real Ale on over the weekend.
Head is because the fridge wasnt as cold as it should be YET,looks impressive;);););)
Andrew

LOVEMYRANGIE
23rd March 2011, 09:20 PM
What did you do with your old one??

I assume you removed taps and transferred them???


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LandyAndy
24th March 2011, 09:25 PM
What did you do with your old one??

I assume you removed taps and transferred them???


Sent from my backyard TeePee using smoke signals.

Its going to the tip,still works fine.Fits 2 19L kegs.Only had to undo the gas line,I use a pluto gun not taps.
Andrew

LOVEMYRANGIE
24th March 2011, 09:47 PM
Its going to the tip,still works fine.Fits 2 19L kegs.Only had to undo the gas line,I use a pluto gun not taps.
Andrew

Bugger, would have grabbed the taps if you had spares.
Adam PM'd me about his on Friday. Offered me a good price and was going to go have a look at it Saturday after work. Some putz got there before me while I was at work...


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