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brewslut 05-08-2010 03:26 AM

Nano Jockey Box
 
Threw this together for a camping trip I have coming up,3 gallon cornie for beer in then out to cobra tap. simple,small and fast to build!
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Could be the worlds smallest jockey box!!

mosquitocontrol 05-08-2010 03:35 AM

Carbonated beer flowing thru copper is
not good for you. Stainles I'd standard for jockey boxes.

goose1873 05-08-2010 03:38 AM

how did it work?
foam?

bendavanza 05-08-2010 11:11 AM

Copper is good pre fermentation, but post fermentation in acidic carbonated beer is bad news.

mitch171 05-08-2010 01:38 PM

I was thinking of doing this but running my beer line through the copper. Is this possible or would it be just the same to put the coil of hose in ice and not worry about the copper coil.

bendavanza 05-09-2010 01:05 AM

Mitch:
Copper is not going to help the tubing. If the tube is thin walled it might get it cold but stainless steel is the way to go for thermal conductivity + not being copper. May as well just put the keg in ice water if you can't do the jockey box with the right materials.

IrregularPulse 05-09-2010 01:14 AM

It's also been argued that the short amount of time the beer is passing through the copper negates the concerns. I don't have the facts on it, but want to throw it out there as something worth looking into before dropping the coin on the SS coil.

Yooper 05-09-2010 02:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IrregularPulse (Post 2049727)
It's also been argued that the short amount of time the beer is passing through the copper negates the concerns. I don't have the facts on it, but want to throw it out there as something worth looking into before dropping the coin on the SS coil.

Yeah, I'm no metallurgist, but that's my understanding also. The beer passing through the copper for the brief time is minimal. I guess it could be argued that some beer could sit in the coil between pours, but I don't think it would be a concern for a one-time-only serving for a party.

bendavanza 05-09-2010 02:46 PM

This may be true but I think it's important that the OP knows that there is a reason copper is not used post fermentation. If it were to sit overnight I'd dump the first pint served the next day for sure. I wonder if it would take on any noticeable color.
I'll add this link from a prior, similar conversation:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/jockey-box-copper-vs-stainless-107221/#post1182065

hfd73 05-10-2010 03:38 AM

I'll buy that from you and use it as a pre-chiller


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