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Old 09-14-2010, 01:59 PM   #1
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To make a corny keg portable would it work to just put it into a 10 gallon cooler (like are used for mashing) with some ice, and then hang the CO2 off the side?


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Old 09-14-2010, 02:00 PM   #2
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That's been done very successfully. Lots of "portable kegerators" on here.

When I get a 3 gallon corny, I'll get a separate cooler and make a dedicated setup, so I'm not using my mash tun.


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Old 09-14-2010, 02:08 PM   #3
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I've done it several times. The keg is taller than the cooler, so I just fill with as much ice as possible then roll a towel and stuff it in the top of the cooler around the keg.
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Awesome. Just saying, it pays to ask around for things sometimes. I mentioned to a guy that I've been looking for a 10gal cooler, and he's just going to give me the one sitting in his garage he doesn't use any more. So, I was thinking not only about a MLT but also a portable keg cooler.
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I did it this past Sunday:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/redn...erator-195332/

I made a top for the cooler out of cardboard and covered the cardboard in duct tape, the was still ice in the cooler 12 hours later.

FYI I also did this all week before using frozen bottles of water as ice to keep the keg cold while carbing.


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