Here's an easy build that I put together tonight. I'm going to bring a keg of an APA to an office party next week and don't want to deal with ice, tubs, etc. I poked around and saw some folks doing similar things and came up with the below version. I thought I would capture my approach for others to use as they wish. Cheers, JB.
- 1 roll Reflectix (24" x 25') - Lowes, $29
- 4 Igloo Maxcold Ice Sheet (7.5" x 18.5") - Target, $3 x 4 = $12
- 1 45" strip of velcro (I had some laying around; got it at Lowes a while back)
I set this up as a double wall to provide good insulation and because the roll of Reflectix is huge.
After making one of these I have enough Reflectix left over to make 3 more insulators of equal dimensions.
See pics below.
Measure out about 75" of Reflectix and cut.
Add two 3-4" strips of velcro to the backside of the ice sheets (see pic below).
Peel off the other side of the velcro and position the sheet along one of the long edges
Wrap around your keg and make a mark at the top as to where you want to trim the excess. I gave myself room to get ahold of the corny handles.
Trim off excess.
Wrap around keg again and mark where the end meets (where you will place 'closure' strips to keep it from unraveling).
Place at least three strips of 3-4" velcro along the edge (see pic below). Be sure you give yourself some wiggle room in either direction.
Because I placed the ice sheets directly next to each other, there was a small gap that I filled by doubling up some Reflectix to achieve the same profile of the ice sheets. I stuck the pieces together using double-stick tape, and then stuck them to the larger sheet using the same. You can see this piece in the top view and in one of the side view pics. I guess I could have just evenly spaced the ice sheets too.
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