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Old 03-05-2012, 07:14 PM   #11
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i have only ever thrown them in an ice bath when we were camping and its very hot out.

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Old 03-12-2012, 07:02 PM   #12
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I have a few more questions for you. What size beer line are you using and how long are the lengths that you are using for each run? I am going to be building a 4 tap jockey box with a 7 pass cold plate in the next few weeks. Since I am only using 4 of the passes I am assuming leave 3 closed?

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Old 03-12-2012, 07:31 PM   #13
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I have 10 ft lines. It was a personal preference for me because of the way I want to use it for camping. With my setup still having the co2 push about 10-12 lbs gives me a good flow. As far as the open lines, yeah just leave them open. I put a cap over my open pass to make sure water doesn't get in. You can also run a beer back through another pass if you choose.

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Old 03-12-2012, 08:42 PM   #14
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I have 10 ft lines. It was a personal preference for me because of the way I want to use it for camping. With my setup still having the co2 push about 10-12 lbs gives me a good flow. As far as the open lines, yeah just leave them open. I put a cap over my open pass to make sure water doesn't get in. You can also run a beer back through another pass if you choose.
Are you using 3/16" line? I am assuming that you are using 10' of line for the beer in ( from the keg to the cold plate) What length did you use from the cold plate out to the shank/faucet?

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yes 3/16 id line. short as possible from the cold plate to the shanks

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Nice work! What sort of a cold plate are you using for this setup? Will it chill the beer well as you pour it if the beer is somewhat warm in the keg?

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its a 7 pass cold plate and yes it does a fine job keeping up on the cold beer. Ive only ever icebathed the bottom 1' of the kegs when i have been in 80 deg weather.

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its a 7 pass cold plate and yes it does a fine job keeping up on the cold beer. Ive only ever icebathed the bottom 1' of the kegs when i have been in 80 deg weather.
Do you place the cold plate inside the cooler with the hoses and then cover it with ice? Sorry for the dumb questions... I'm curious about how this works.
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yes, with a cold plate you want it in the bottom of the cooler and keep it covered with ice only, keep the water drained off. On jockeyboxes with stainless coil, you would use a ice/water mix to keep the coils submersed.

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So would you say this is the best way to serve kegged beer at a party or event when the event location doesn't have a kegerator or other means to keep the beer cold? I'm considering serving beer from a keg at an upcoming Cinco de Mayo party but I don't know what to do about the lack of kegerator situation at my friend's house.

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