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Old 03-19-2012, 03:17 PM   #21
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I of course could use the tried and true kegs in a bucket of ice with picnic taps... but thats not nearly enough overkill for me.
Love it! Great job!!
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:33 PM   #22
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I love it, looks great!

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What do you have in mind to handle all the condensated sweat that runs off the side of the can? It would not be a big deal for an outdoor venue, but an indoor wedding may be a different story.
Just off the top of my head, possibly place the whole setup inside a Water Heater Tank catch pan.
I was thinking the same thing... maybe use some duct tape and wrap it up with some old towels under the skirt?
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:11 PM   #23
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What do you have in mind to handle all the condensated sweat that runs off the side of the can? It would not be a big deal for an outdoor venue, but an indoor wedding may be a different story.
Wow. Didn't even consider that. The pan and towel are both good, viable options. Maybe i'll grab a bag of ice this weekend and test to see what kind of condensation to expect. Thanks for the input!
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:55 PM   #24
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It will be worse in summer and on humid days. I don't know what your climate is like in PA, but here in TX I would not be surprised to capture about a quart of condensate in a catch pan within the length of time for a party or wedding/reception. At least with a catch pan, you could trust it to hold what it needs and then evacuate the water later...

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Old 03-20-2012, 05:57 PM   #25
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Wow that is way more legit that what I "built" on St. Patty's day.

I found a hand truck by the side of the road on the way to my friends apt. It sure beat lugging the keg and full size CO2 tank 4 blocks to his apt over the parade route! I secured the keg and can to the hand truck with the elastic cargo net from the back of my buddies chevy equinox. Ghetto fab, I know, but I am extremely proud of creating it after drinking my breakfast last Saturday!

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Old 03-20-2012, 06:19 PM   #26
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Harrisburg, eh?

I am guessing I'll see this contraption at the Homebrewer's Festival at ABC Camp Hill in May? Maybe the Homebrewers Ball in Lancaster in April?

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Old 03-20-2012, 08:29 PM   #27
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Amazing!

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Old 03-28-2012, 09:23 PM   #28
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Did you put anything on the inside under the air vent to capture the over pours and drips? I know you could just leave it to run through the vent into the brute can, but the beer would end up on top of the kegs and regulator. Maybe rig a way to hang a plastic grocery bag from the under part?

Also... we're you able to fit a co2 tank in there? You mentioned in the OP that you thought it would fit but hadn't tried it yet.

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Harrisburg, eh?

I am guessing I'll see this contraption at the Homebrewer's Festival at ABC Camp Hill in May? Maybe the Homebrewers Ball in Lancaster in April?
The contraption and I will be at the ABC Homebrewer's fest in May!

I didn't see the Homebrewers ball until you mentioned it, but it looks neat. I'll have to add that to the list for next year.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:17 PM   #30
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It will be worse in summer and on humid days. I don't know what your climate is like in PA, but here in TX I would not be surprised to capture about a quart of condensate in a catch pan within the length of time for a party or wedding/reception. At least with a catch pan, you could trust it to hold what it needs and then evacuate the water later...
I think I am going to go with your advice and pick up one of these:

http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=317902-11713-QP-22&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=3126573&catalogId=10051& cmRelshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1

I'll just have to cap the pvc drain it comes with. Thanks for the suggestion!
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