Cask Breather (Auto Ventilator)


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  • Replace Soft and Hard Pegs
  • Increase the life span of the beer
  • Easy to Install
  • Easy to Maintain and Keep Clean

Product Description

Cask Breather (Auto Vent)

This is the ?'Harry Mason' Cask Breather. Sometimes known as a Race Ventilator or Auto vent. This is an automated version of the hard and soft peg or spile. ?When installed correctly this can add days on to the life span of your ale. The Cask Breather can be used on either vertical dispense systems and in the traditional lay down method.

The Cask Breather is made from a high impact resistant food grade material. It extends the life of your beer. ?This is due to the Non Return Valve (duck bill) which controls the air entering the cask. ?Only?natural air is allowed to enter the cask. ?When the beer is dispensed either at the cask tap or at the bar, the vacuum within the cask forces the valve to open.

Installation & Cleaning

To correctly install, simply create a hole in the shive with either a Venting Punch Hand Held??or a Barrel Vent Peg.

The Cask Breather is designed to come apart for cleaning, simply unscrew the cap and remove the silicon (Duck Bill) Non Return Valve, either put in hot soapy water or a cleaning solution and use a Cleaning Brush.

When using the 'lay down' method of dispense there are a large variety of different ways of Venting your Cask. Check out the video to see James demonstrate how to install each one.


How to prevent you beer expiring

Because the Non Return Valve works by cutting off the continuous flow of air in out of the cask you reduce the amount of oxygen accessing the beer. Oxygen is the reason why beer expires so quickly as it reacts with the yeast. Other reasons beer or ale can expire is light exposure. However this is only relevant to bottled beer as cask ale is contained in a solid aluminium barrel. Temperature is crucial too, having your cellar the correct temperature can help maintain a decent barrel. The recommended temperature to keep your cellar at is 10 degrees celsius. Finally use 'best by dates'. If you can always try and purchase casks with the best possible best by dates.




Delivery & Returns

All orders placed by 13:00 Mon-Fri will be dispatched same day.

We offer a number of delivery options and will always look to introduce additional services as they become available. We offer standard 2-3 day delivery on all UK Mainland orders but also offer the following additional options:

Timed AM before 12:00 noon the next working day : £10.50

You will always receive a tracking number by text from our courier, typically ParcelForce but on occasions, we may use a different carrier. We will notify you which courier we have used.

All orders will also require a signature at the time of delivery. We operate the Challenge 25 scheme with our couriers. If the driver believes you are under 25 you will be asked to provide ID.

If you do not have ID, the driver will not be able to leave your delivery and they will return it to us.

Safety & Hygiene


When installing your Pint365 or attaching boxed drinks, please follow our simple instruction guides that are included with your purchase Pint365 does not require any electric to operate but does require beers or ciders to be connected via the pipes we supplied


Please ensure you clean your pipes if you haven't used your Pint365 for a while. We also Suggest you clean the pipes every time you change boxes of beer or cider, we recommend using the Eco Line Cleaner listed in our accessories department.


We love children as much as we love our beer, please remember;

Pint365 is not a toy and is not suitable for operation by anyone under the age of 18

Please keep cleaning products in a safe container on a high shelf out of the reach of children 

Pint365 contains moving parts, please make sure small fingers and toys are kept away from the handle and swan neck at all times

Product Features

  • Weight: 0kg
  • Dimensions: D:10cm W:5cm H:5cm

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