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Peer2Beer distributed network

Local neighborhood (aprox. 6 house) share beer via a network of tubes
 
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-Each participating house buys and provides a keg. -A rotating schedule of beers will be created to facilitate a fair purchasing system. -To reduce network tubing and costs only one "beer tap" would run to each house in a bus style network. In order to keep cost low and somewhat feasible a system of lights or LEDs are used to signal the system is in use and the next user must wait for their turn. -A pressurized system would move the beverage and trailing water bursts to clear the network for following beers. -1/4,1/2, full Keg scalable! -Whats a good system to move the beer?
dudej, Aug 10 2003

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       Beer2Peer, surely?
half, Aug 10 2003
  

       //Whats a good system to move the beer?//   

       CO2 pressure, I guess. But I'm not really pitcuring how the nexus of this network is going to operate.
snarfyguy, Aug 10 2003
  

       " ... you might as well go the entire pig ... " What a great line.
bristolz, Aug 10 2003
  

       Reminds me of a story I heard about a guy who worked at a bar at the University of Texas. His job was to plug in individual bottles of Jack Daniels into a manifold connected to a pump in the basement that moved Mr. Daniels to a tap upstairs behind the bar.   

       Ah, good old UT.
BinaryCookies, Aug 10 2003
  

       Is that Boston, Texas?
silverstormer, Aug 10 2003
  

       [Rods] is really hopped up about home brewing these days, I notice.   

       (sorry)
snarfyguy, Aug 10 2003
  

       This could work well in a big college frat house. Have a tube running through the walls to several different rooms, so that beer can be tapped at multiple locations. This would cut down on beer-line traffic. To push it through the tubing? Have a hand pump at each spigot!
jivetalkinrobot, Aug 11 2003
  

       Excellent. That way I could poison the whole lot of them at once!
DeathNinja, Aug 11 2003
  

       pressure - Just have an electric keg pump with a pressure regulator. That way it's totally automated. When the keg runs out you just plug-and-play a new one.
thejini, Aug 11 2003
  

       and add a digital metering system that measures how much each house drinks and divides it by the price of the keg, then automatically bills that person every month.   

       you could have a service that monitors the level of beer, then you could have a neighborhood beer man, like a milk man but better, that comes by every couple of days and plugs in a new keg.
thejini, Aug 11 2003
  

       In which case, definitely beer to peer.
david_scothern, Nov 05 2004
  
      
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