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Old 02-19-2009, 06:00 PM   #11
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You may want to look into getting a Keg Glove or two. That way you avoid the cost of taps/shanks, and you don't have to worry about ice.

A keg glove should keep your brew nice and cold for much longer than it will last at any sort of gathering.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:46 PM   #12
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Even if you did nothing more than this with some picnic taps...you'd be ahead of the game.

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Forget the taps and shanks.

 
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:52 PM   #13
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Its not done yet


 
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:39 PM   #14
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The purpose of the jockey box is instant cooling, so when you kick a keg, you dont have to wait for the next one to chill and/or have cooler space for all your extra kegs. You just plug it in and go. My distributor friend told me so.

 
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:07 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the replies!

I did see BM's trash can setup yesterday when looking around and I figured it would be the best idea and the most cost effective. I guess I was confused on what I had seen in the past and it was just a taller Jockey box.

Pole Creek that is an interesting idea, expecially if you want to keep the setup as compact as possible. I don't have a truck, only a small suv so I don't know if BM's trash can would fit upright in the back area or not.
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:20 PM   #16
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I built one from barrels we get at work.
Lined a 55 gallon barrel with a smaller barrel and used packing peanuts topped of with spray foam insulation.

Holds 2 kegs and ice VERY well.

Tower is PVC as is the flange, used pipe insulation to insulate the beer lines.





 
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:00 PM   #17
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Wow Babalu thats pretty awesome, we get the same type of barrels here at work also, although blue.

Seems pretty economic also, although once again the barrel standing I don't think will fit in my car... I need something not to much taller then the kegs.
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:47 PM   #18
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can't you lay whatever you decide to take down in the SUV, then set up and put ice in when you get there?
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Wow Babalu thats pretty awesome, we get the same type of barrels here at work also, although blue.

Seems pretty economic also, although once again the barrel standing I don't think will fit in my car... I need something not to much taller then the kegs.
I have and SUV also. The trasherator doesn't stand up in an SUV. I just transported everything in pieces and assembled it on site a few hours ahead of time.

Regardless of your transport and serving method, you'll want to give those kegs several hours at chilled temps to settle down.

 
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Wow Babalu thats pretty awesome, we get the same type of barrels here at work also, although blue.
Mines blue too, painted it with that Krylon plastic paint.

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Regardless of your transport and serving method, you'll want to give those kegs several hours at chilled temps to settle down.
Serving kegs
Keg to keg transfer = nice clean beer

 
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