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Old 03-09-2009, 09:04 PM   #1
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I have now "sponsored beer" at a few events and would like a more professional setup for future endeavors. I was thinking of getting this guy:

Ace - Ace Tree: Outdoor Living: Coolers: Coolers: Living Accents Stainless Steel Cooler



I was going to outfit it with stainless lines, stainless taps, nice black and silver tap handles, a large drip tray, and raise the legs so that the taps would be higher.

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Taps: Perlick Faucet Head - Stainless Steel | KegWorks

Tap Handles: Black Pub Style Tap Handle IronTap.com - Kegerators, neon bar signs, more

But looking at the reviews, this cooler is a piece of crap. $200 did sound too good to be true.

Has anyone seen any other reasonably priced stainless coolers on wheels? I'm going to start looking for restaurant supplies on craigslist, but it seems that a "medium sized" cooler is hard to come by.

Seeing as I'm going to be spending a great amount of money on all the stainless stuff and handles, I'd really like to keep the cost to a minimum when picking a cooler/cabinet.

I'd appreciate it if anyone would let me know if you see anything or if you have any ideas.

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Old 03-09-2009, 09:25 PM   #2
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Stainless Steel Party Cooler With Caster Wheels - Home / Hardware

No reviews, but if it's powder coated it shouldn't rust away.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:34 PM   #3
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Here is a similar item with better reviews

Stainless Steel Beverage Cooler : Target

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Cool, those look like they would work better. It would be really nice if I could find something that would fit the kegs underneath. Of course, some modification may be in order no matter what.

Looks like I'm going to spend close to $400 just for the stainless lines alone.

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Cool, those look like they would work better. It would be really nice if I could find something that would fit the kegs underneath. Of course, some modification may be in order no matter what.

Looks like I'm going to spend close to $400 just for the stainless lines alone.
yea, i would look for something that would be easiest to weld in some extra space in the legs to fit the kegs under neath it

that third one looks like you make that mod the easiest
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It's looking like a winner. However, I'm not sure about modding for the kegs. It seems kind of counterproductive to buy something with legs and then remove them to mod back on. I might as well just buy something without wheels.



I'm looking at a few local places tonight. My LHBS pointed me in a few directions. So far, however, the Target one is looking the best. Even if I can't fit the kegs, it'd be cool to shield the 3 sides with stainless sheets and just leave the back open, for storage of replacement and cleaning supplies.

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It's looking like a winner. However, I'm not sure about modding for the kegs. It seems kind of counterproductive to buy something with legs and then remove them to mod back on. I might as well just buy something without wheels.
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I'm looking at a few local places tonight. My LHBS pointed me in a few directions. So far, however, the Target one is looking the best. Even if I can't fit the kegs, it'd be cool to shield the 3 sides with stainless sheets and just leave the back open, for storage of replacement and cleaning supplies.
that would be sick!
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Dont know what your planning on spending, but this could be an option:

All Terrain Beverage Keg Cart

It should not be too difficult to convert it to 3 cornies. Everything is already there except the 2 other taps and lines.

Or if your the tinkering type, it would not be all that difficult to make one similar to it.

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Dont know what your planning on spending, but this could be an option:

All Terrain Beverage Keg Cart

It should not be too difficult to convert it to 3 cornies. Everything is already there except the 2 other taps and lines.

Or if your the tinkering type, it would not be all that difficult to make one similar to it.


That looks a little bulky and is far too expensive. If nothing else, I still have the option of building from scratch, so I really don't want to spend any more than $400 on the box.

Although it does look bad-ass for camping and whatnot.

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A little big, a little cheesy, far too pricey and I want the taps to be self-serving.

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Keep 'em coming...unless I find something perfect, I'm going to take my time with this. I don't absolutely need this item until July for my friend's wedding.
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