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Old 01-23-2013, 11:51 PM   #251
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For those of you who have made the coolers fit 5 Gal's by cutting a hole in the top and letting it hang out... what temps are you using these in? I want to go that route but down here in Ga, if I bring this thing poolside the sun and heat will toast it pretty bad. I might have to do that half igloo cooler cover thing.
Check out the thread for a 5 gallon keg cooler in my signature.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:26 AM   #252
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Yer definatly! Because the beer is drawing from the bottom it is icey cold! I make up my own ice in ice cream containers cause it holds 10 kg of ice or more! And it take a long time for the sun to melt that amount of ice in a cold esky!!

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Old 02-14-2013, 03:05 AM   #253
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Reviving this old thread. Due to a lot of strange deals and things, I am going to be trying to build one this weekend with a collar or the "wedge" collar idea mentioned here. 5 Gallon corny, 60qt cooler. From looking at things, the only difference in the 60 and 70qt are the lids and through viggle (weird tv watching app) I get $25 off lowes so I can pick up the 60 for like $10. Ill post pics and results!

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Old 02-14-2013, 10:53 AM   #254
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Please do, I'm very curious how this turns out. Thanks

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Old 02-19-2013, 04:32 PM   #255
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Still have a good bit of work to do, but the rought part is out of the way. Mind you, this project is supposed to be as cheap as possible. We drank a few homebrews and contemplated building a collar, but the wood would have to be solid, and the oak available would have cost about $20, plus getting it to match up, and this thing will be moved around a lot, it just was not a good option.

SO, break out the roto zip and let's cut the lid up. The blade on the roto zip was like a light saber through butter. The first blade, the second it hit bounced a bit and just disentigrated the plastic. Got a smaller blade, and even though there was a little hopping, it was not too bad. Keg fits VERY snug. I am going to go back and clean up the cuts, line with some old fridge strippign to get a better seal.



Now for the CO2. You guys all went with Paintball tanks because they were small, cheap and easy. Well I got my full co2 setup for what is now -$20. I sold the extra pieces and made a profit while still having a full 5lb tank. So this is what I had to work with. I drilled a hole in the back for the line before realizing that the line will just run up to the top of the keg... gotta find a use or plug for that one. Might run the beer line down through it up to the faucet. The mounting for the co2 tank is actually a commercial grade roofing truss brace. My dad had a ton laying around and we just trimmed the bottom a bit and split it in two and mounted it behind the handle. VERY sturdy and don't have to worry about the tank dropping or slipping. I'll update some more once we finish it up this weekend or next.

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Old 02-21-2013, 04:16 PM   #256
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Question for you guys that have built portable kegerators out of a 70qt Igloo cube coolers...what would be the best keg size to go with...2 1/2 or 3 gal kegs?? Both kegs I'm looking at have a claimed 8 1/2" dia bottom with the 3 gal having a 16 1/2" height. Co2 will be mounted on the exterior.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:26 PM   #257
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Either will work, 2 1/2 or 3 gallon. I have 3 gallon kegs and they work great. Of course I also built one from a rolling 5 gallon beverage cooler that uses much less ice ( none actually with an ice blanket from keglove) and does not need a shank, it's direct tap.

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Old 02-26-2013, 04:00 PM   #258
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I think I'm going to try the DrHops 5g roller for my single 2.5G keg. Was originally thinking I wanted the c02 inside just to look clean but don't want a huge cooler for just 1 small keg.

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Old 02-26-2013, 07:15 PM   #259
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I think I'm going to try the DrHops 5g roller for my single 2.5G keg. Was originally thinking I wanted the c02 inside just to look clean but don't want a huge cooler for just 1 small keg.
Do a search on here for my build info. It was very easy but there's a little more to it than what is easily seen in the pics.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:11 PM   #260
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I just got the 3 gallon kegs and the 70qt cooler in the mail, however I can not fit them inside. They seem to be too large in circumference.

What should I do? Am i missing something?

I have also cut off the small rubber protrusion on the bottom of the keg, but they still do not fit.

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