Ads not shown when logged in
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 29 of 29

Thread: Autovax

  1. #21
    This Space For Hire arwkrite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    North Herefordshire
    Posts
    1,013

    Default

    Horrified after reading through this thread. Its like recycling food off other peoples plates. I am a nosey type who often sits at the bar to see what goes on behind it.Bye and large I have never been impressed by the sanitary habits of bar staff. Since I dont get around so much these days I have noticed less stomach upsets bother me.I also use handgell, must be going paranoid again.

    Its put me right of my pint.......tea anyone ?

  2. #22
    This Space For Hire aleandhearty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,125

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by arwkrite View Post
    Horrified after reading through this thread.
    Although I was partly re-assured by 'Crosste's' post, on balance I still feel a little uneasy about them. I must admit I googled the topic and found this discussion on Tandleman's blog:

    http://tandlemanbeerblog.blogspot.co.../auotvacs.html
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

  3. #23
    This Space For Hire gillhalfpint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    1,478

    Default

    Enjoyed reading that blog. Pretty much saying the same as the various comments on here now. And that was a couple of years ago.

    Not a lot changes. I don't feel happy about paying £3 plus for a pint of anything that is not the beer I thought it would be though.
    Alcohol doesn't solve problems .... but then again, neither does milk.

  4. #24
    This Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Weald of Kent
    Posts
    1,618

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    Although I was partly re-assured by 'Crosste's' post, on balance I still feel a little uneasy about them. I must admit I googled the topic and found this discussion on Tandleman's blog:

    http://tandlemanbeerblog.blogspot.co.../auotvacs.html
    Typical Yorkshire eh!? Having said that, I enjoyed a few pints that must have come through this system last week.
    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

  5. #25
    Real Ale Drinker Brewguru's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Martock, Somerset
    Posts
    132

    Default

    Another few facts to add to this thread.

    2 methods of recovering beer: the Tun dish (or dolphin) which is a funnel above the barrel with a filter and the AutoVac. This is also known as an economiser and for those of you in Scotland it is also known as a Mc Glashan beer recovering dispenser. Lesson over.

    Apparently there is a third, for when the first few pints of a fresh barrel are drawn through a beer line into a bucket. This fresh beer is then readmitted to the beer line by a beer conserver . This is just a vessel connected to a special valve in the beer line running from the cask to the pump. As a pint is drawn a set amount of the vessel's contents are also pulled into the beer. Admittedly I have never heard of this, but CAMRA's book on Cellarmanship describes it so. It goes on to state that there is nothing stopping the unscrupulous practice of watering down the beer using this device.

    Anyone had the misfortune to come across this particluar horror?

  6. #26
    Palookaville hondo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2,965

    Default

    got to love the names economiser & beer conserver aye right
    "Do I know where hell is? hell is in hello"

  7. #27
    Inndigestion Strongers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    South Downs
    Posts
    1,780

    Default

    If I have 8 pints in a decent boozer I'll wake up in the morning with a heavy head, but whenever I go on a crawl of an area's different pubs I always (without fail) have fidgety guts for a couple of hours in the morning. That is with or without a doner.

    Maybe I'm slowly being poisoned!
    WE ARE THE BREADMEN - UP THE BEES

  8. #28
    I'll stay on me own Alesonly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    North London
    Posts
    576

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Strongers View Post
    If I have 8 pints in a decent boozer I'll wake up in the morning with a heavy head, but whenever I go on a crawl of an area's different pubs I always (without fail) have fidgety guts for a couple of hours in the morning. That is with or without a doner.

    Maybe I'm slowly being poisoned!
    Yes Ive had that trouble this morning after yesterdays Pub crawl in St Albans Must have been one of the 10 Pints I had.
    Don't You just hate Pubs that say
    ( We don't stock any Real Ales as theres Just no call for it.)

  9. #29
    Fully paid up beer belly Farway's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Horndean, Hants
    Posts
    1,859

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Alesonly View Post
    Yes Ive had that trouble this morning after yesterdays Pub crawl in St Albans Must have been one of the 10 Pints I had.
    I only had one pint of Fursty Ferret at lunchtime yesterday, at a location in Surrey

    Was it the pig in blanket I scoffed at RHS Wisley or the Fursty Ferret that caused this mornings troubles?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •