Simulating a Sparkler on a Beer Engine | Craft Beer & Brewing

Simulating a Sparkler on a Beer Engine

When it comes to serving cask ale at home, using a sparkler can help give a more authentic drinking experience. In this Craft Beer and Brewing video tip learn how to create a DIY sparkler for a DYI beer engine.

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Depending upon the geographical location of a particular pub, the beer engine may include a sparkler, which is a kind of restrictor plate that forces carbon dioxide out of solution as beer is pumped into the nonic pint. Here’s how to simulate a sparkler on a DIY beer engine based around a hand pump designed for a sink in an RV or camper.

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