Thursday, July 6, 2006

The Kegerator

I finally got the tower installed on my kegerator!

I got a power tool just for this project, called the Rotozip. It's a spiral saw; I'd never heard of one of these things before. It looks like (and apparently can be used as) a router. Very good control, once you get used to it. I'm sure I'll have many other uses for this thing.

I've also posted an album of the construction process.

The first beer on tap is an Extra Special Bitter.

8 comments:

Heidi said...

oooooooooooooooooo. Pretty.

John said...

I am in agreement. Oooooooooooo. Better than fireworks.

calcspar said...

Well, that is a site to behold :)

I'm surprised, however, that you have merely two taps--are you not going to want to have more kegs?

calcspar said...

:%s/site/sight/g

*sigh*

Mattox Beckman said...

Yeah, I will eventually want more kegs. Probably my next tower/faucet will be made for beer gas.

jfklein said...

What makes the brew "Extra" Special?

calcspar said...

Ok, so I had to look up "beer gas".

And I have to ask, does it actually make that big a difference? Bottle carbonation works with dissolved N2 and CO2.

Beer in a keg is not pasteurized, generally, and shouldn't be staying in the keg terribly long.

I wonder how long it would take for the partial pressure of dissolved N2 to come out of solution such that the concentration of N2 in the beer changed enough to be tastable (and if this would happen in a time shorter than it would take to have something grow in it). Any data on this?

I'll echo the question on "extra" special as well...

Mattox Beckman said...

An Extra Special Bitter is a brew style. It's not really bitter, in my estimation. You can read up about it at the Beer Advocate site.