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Old 05-20-2011, 02:20 AM   #11
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turtle, very cool, got the adapter today already for the small tanks, i don't think i want to spring for 3 or 4 keg gloves, though not a bad idea, thease are great ideas and really helpful, and appreciated, if there are more especially with pics, keep them coming, party is over memorial day and i wil be teking 3 kegs to each prt, i got 2 to go two, i might even sober up in between.

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Old 05-20-2011, 03:49 AM   #12
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Keep it simple. Rubbermaid tub, ice + water.

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Old 05-20-2011, 05:25 AM   #13
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i just carry 'em in and stick 'em in a snowbank 8 or so month of the year....but that might not work for everyone. a small trashcan and some ice works for me...if you're partying the keg is gonna be gone before the ice so floating is a nonissue.

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Old 05-20-2011, 05:52 AM   #14
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If you are talking corny kegs, Homer buckets ($2 buckets from Home Depot, Lowes also has their own). Cheap and work great, don't need as much ice as you would with a huge tub.

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Old 05-20-2011, 09:23 AM   #15
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put water in a tall kitchen garbage can, sit a spare corney in a garbage bag and pull it tight around the keg and tie it on top. weight the corney down, put it in the garbage can, and sit the whole deal in a chest freezer. When frozen fill the corney with hot water and remove it.

Now you have a block of ice with a corney sized hole that will last all day.. It looks way cooler if you remove the whole block from the garbage can if you're serving outside.

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Old 05-20-2011, 11:44 AM   #16
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seet think i will go the garbage can route, if i had more time (and a bigger frezzer) i would try the iceblock at least once, it sounds awsome idea, snow banks, maybe 6 months out of the year.

does the corney float if you ahve to much water witht he ice?

oh these are the full size 5 gallon cornies

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I just placed mine in a tall kitchen trash can with ice. I used a picnic tap, but wish I'd had the tap that attaches directly to the post. The picnic tap can get warm and let some gas out.

Transporting kegs can cause them to get stirred up, so if you don't want couldy beer, I recommend jumping the beer into another keg before transporting. This gets it off the yeast so it won't cloud up when you move it.

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seet think i will go the garbage can route, if i had more time (and a bigger frezzer) i would try the iceblock at least once, it sounds awsome idea, snow banks, maybe 6 months out of the year.

does the corney float if you ahve to much water witht he ice?

oh these are the full size 5 gallon cornies
blocks of ice are visually stunning, i fill paper milk cartons with water and sit a bottle of vodka (or any other booze) inside and freeze them solid for parties in the summer (no they won't break).

And yes they will float but the beer, of course, will always be mostly below the water level.
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put water in a tall kitchen garbage can, sit a spare corney in a garbage bag and pull it tight around the keg and tie it on top. weight the corney down, put it in the garbage can, and sit the whole deal in a chest freezer. When frozen fill the corney with hot water and remove it.

Now you have a block of ice with a corney sized hole that will last all day.. It looks way cooler if you remove the whole block from the garbage can if you're serving outside.
Okay, that's just awesome.

You just made a corny into the party's ice sculpture.
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this forum rocks all these sugestions are very much aprreciated.

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