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Old 05-17-2013, 03:25 PM   #1
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I am totally new to kegging and am starting my first build. We have a weekend place with a tiki bar outside. I would like to build a tower out of 3" PVC and wrap with wood which could be finished to match the tiki bar. I will have about two feet of pipe between the keezer and the tap. Could I just fill this with ice on Friday evenings to cool the beer line with a small drain out the bottom? My concern is the beer going bad during the week. I am trying to stay away from a fan inside the keezer if possible. Thanks for any info.

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Well the fan is going to be the cheapest and easiest option. You can do the ice and that will work for the time before it melts. Good Luck!

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I don't know if the ice will work very well unless the tower is insulated, plus you will have to clean up the water.

A fan will work but I think the simplest method is to run some copper up the tower to transfer the cold. There are plenty of threads showing both methods.

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