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Old 09-29-2009, 06:46 PM   #1
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So what's the best place to get these? I'm wanting to built a small one, just one tap. What is the minimal size cooler I would need? It would be mostly for camping so it needs to cool the beer down more than just inside a building or a home. Anyway, any help will be appreciated. Thanks!


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Old 09-29-2009, 07:09 PM   #2
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I'm happy with my 50ft coil...but it wouldn't be useful for chilling outdoor temperature beer. I keep my kegs cool...in ice...and just run it through the coil to get it down to serving temp. If you're going to hook up a room temp keg...I've been told the 120 ft coil is the way to go.

50 ft kit:

http://www.kegworks.com/product.php?...cat=831&page=1

120 ft kit:

http://www.beveragefactory.com/draft...20-build.shtml

Small version for camping...

http://www.beveragefactory.com/draft...ey/CWC50.shtml




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Old 09-29-2009, 07:24 PM   #3
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I built one from a plate chiller I got on e-bay for $40, they are much cheaper then the ss coil, but are much less efficient, I cooled my kegs in a bucket of ice before sending it through the box. It worked great but I'd avoid the plate if you cant keep the keg cooled.
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Do you think you'll end up serving the whole keg? If so, it's probably better to ice down the whole thing. Putting the keg inside a 10g bev cooler and fill the space with ice and water.
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My main use for it would be camping, so it would be served over the course of a weekend. I've iced down the whole keg before during a party and that worked well, but my the next morning, the ice would be gone.


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