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Old 12-14-2008, 07:57 PM   #1
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I am preparing to build a jockey box and had some questions for the group.

I have a 40 qt cooler that has been repurposed. It will have two taps.

I have a bunch of 3/16 line. I also have about 20' of 3/8 copper.

I have read some articles that indicate to start with a 6' piece of 3/16 and trim as needed.

So, should I attempt to incorporate a cooling coil out of the copper? How long ?

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Old 12-14-2008, 08:28 PM   #2
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don't use copper for beer/soda after carbonation!!! when co2 is added to a liquid it makes carbonic acid and it will eat the copper away and dissolve it into your beer/soda. use only SS in your cooling coils,this is why the coils are usually rather long SS has less heat transfer capability than copper.

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Ok, solves that problem

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Old 12-15-2008, 08:29 PM   #4
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I used my 25' Copper IC in a jockey box once for a whole keg. seemed fine.

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Sorry for the hijack.. but if you have a 25' coil.. how much tubing to the keg should you have? Using 3/8" now..

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I used my 25' Copper IC in a jockey box once for a whole keg. seemed fine.
Well, I mean, if you don't mind deadly chemicals being put into your beer, then go ahead.

EDIT: Just realized I updated a 4 year old post. Wow.....whoops.
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