The extra mile...

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  1. May 24, 2019 #1

    Clint

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    IMG_20190524_172302.jpg hello all..having just bottled my kolsch and while I was in mess making mode I thought I may as well clean out a finished pb of pale ale...it still had a bit in that was struggling as it was so low and the plan was to see if I could tip any through the lid! Anyway I decided to try and tilt it as pictured...it's still pressurised and up to now I've had two pints out of it..which I have had to drink. There may be another half or so left. For those interested the tilting device used is one of those little square foil packets of cat food. Operating the tap is a bit precarious as the keg wobbles a bit but this can be overcome by steady pressure via the forehead. If you don't have a cat or the required size cat food packet you could easily use whatever you like.
    Genius!
     
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    Bugger, what a pain to have to drink two extra pints you didn’t think you’d get at!
     
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    O, the humanity!
     
  4. May 24, 2019 #4

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    I know, I know...
     
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    A better option may be to wedge the cat under the PB and feed the cat while it's there, therefore making it's stomach expand, increasing the tilting angle
     
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    Yes...like one of those geese getting force fed...we have five cats and one in particular would suited to this method,its name being Piggy...
     
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    Great. If you have five cats you could set up 5 PV's at the same time. Forget about Kegerators, Caterators are the future. acheers.
     
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    Mmmmm beer and fois gras. What's not to like?
     
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    I use this approach for bottling from a FV. I use a Collins English dictionary for the tilt and put the FV on a towel placed flat on the worktop, so as to get bet better friction at the point of contact with the bottom of the FV.
     
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    WHAT! No cat????
    You can't be serious.......
     
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    Tigger died at the ripe old age of 18. The younger daughter sadly insisted on accompanying me on her (Tigger's) last journey down to the Vets. Best option all round for the cat was immediate death. Not sure exactly what my daughter learned that evening, but she surely was sad for a while.
    No more pets after that.

    The dictionary is very useful for getting the last of the beer out of a FV. You can even use it to find out what the odd word means.
     
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    Ah, what a weird coincidence - I've just been describing on another thread the last trip to the vet of my 4 year old dog. Truly horrible.
    I have to say, though, that when my children were young I deliberately encouraged them (well we all participated, really!) to have short-lived pets. Especially rats, which are remarkably affectionate (Yes, really! Who'd have thought it!) but which only live 2 -3 years. I can't say for sure exactly what they learned. But I think it was a lot. The first death was obviously the worst - huge grief. But I guess that brought home that the same thing was going to happen to the others - and that this was just the way of things and you had to adjust to it, no matter how unpleasant. Which I'm sure helped, as they were both still young when each of of our 2 dogs died. The dogs were clearly in a different league to the rats - they'd been with the family since both children were babies, and their level of behaviour was obviously far more complex that a rat ,and the children really loved them. But they were not totally devastated - I think because the concept of death and loss was not new to them.
    So, by natural progression, I guess they're not going to be too bothered when my wife & I turn our toes up. Well, not as long as we leave them plenty of money.......
     
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    What a twisted thread this has turned but ironic in the truth of life...
     

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