Beer engine set up for daughter's wedding. Help please.

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  1. Jul 13, 2018 #1

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    Have purchased a nearly new Angram beer engine which has come with check valve.
    Does anyone know how this is connected to a cask please?
    Please see pic; IMG_3459.PNG
     
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    It is not really a "check-valve" but they often get called that.

    Its a "demand valve" and sits in the line between the cask outlet and pump inlet. Usually near the pump. But I guess you will be emptying this cask within a day so you don't actually need it provided you release all the pressure in the cask (the demand valve will prevent over-pressured beer pushing its way through the pump).

    BTW. If people are serving themselves remove the sparkler from the pump nozzle. People don't understand sparklers and some and will attempt to spray beer into a glass.


    EDIT: Another purpose of "demand valves" is to prevent worn-out pumps sucking beer back out of the glass. But the pump in the picture looks pretty new.
     
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    Thanks peebee so probably best to take it off I guess?
     
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    I guess you have a few things to think about. So get rid of one (the demand valve) and just take it off. Just connect the pump directly to the cask, but bear (EDIT: "bare", I'm always doin' that) in mind what I said about relieving any pressure in the cask or the beer will force itself out of the pump. If you've got a cask you've no doubt been given instructions on venting, soft spiles and all that.
     
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    Its a new thing for me peebee so learning as we speak. Might go to local pub and ask for a lesson when they change a barrel.

     
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    youtube... two videos that covers all you need to know...



     
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    Thanks Acbev
     
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    ACBEV has posted some good looking links. Now go and do all those other tasks that need doing or you'll be in trouble.

    Actually … I hope you are reading this on Sunday (don't reply until then).

    Have fun.
     

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