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Old 06-18-2011, 01:54 PM   #1
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i was asked to supply the beer for an party, so i wanted to set something up that would be quick and easy, easy to move and still be kind of cool. i had an idea in my head of something i saw in a magazine, so i went with it. after a few hours, this is what i came up with..

i took a cardboard template of a corny to home depot and found this storage container would hold 4 fairly snug-its also a high top unit that comes about 2/3 way up the kegs.
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
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Way to class up the Rubbermaid bin! I think I have the same one that I'm using for swamp cooling two carboys at once.

 
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:02 PM   #3
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if you couldn't tell, i used mainly pieces for stair cases i'm sure i could have saved a few bucks but this made it very simple and i just went with it. i used 2 41 in banisters with squared tops for the posts. i made 2 small slits in the handles and slid them in.
the tap board is actually a piece of stair cut to 36 inch. here is a shot after i taped it off for the chalk board paint.
after the chalkboard paint had dried and was workable, i added my tap hooks.
i then attached the banisters to the board ( i had also drill out the bottom of the banister to add the super sexy table feet for stability) i used the square tops so i could mount them flushly to the board.
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after adding the signs to the board, i'm just waiting on the rest of my parts. i'm using a paintball tank regulator, a 4 way splitter off the regulator, and a lot of ice with 8 ft lines. i'll post up more pics when its ready to go and in action, hope it works out!

i know the lines are going to get warm, but i'm ok with just clearing the lines a little-hopefully it doesn't turn into wasting too much HB. also, i should have primed the wood before applying the paint for a smoother surface, but i think it will work. cheers.
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Looks like it'll work to me. Hope the party host is reimbursing you for the supplies.

 
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:12 PM   #6
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its actually my sisters party, its more or less a shared party for beer and food for about 30 people-but yeah i'll be getting some dough, although thats more for the beer compensation-i dont mind spending the money on the supplies because if all goes well with this, i have a few other parties down the road that it would be put to use at.
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Way to class up the Rubbermaid bin! I think I have the same one that I'm using for swamp cooling two carboys at once.
haha, yeah i now have 9 similar ones, one used for cooling and the others for bulk grain.
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Very cool. Love the ingenuity on this board.

Using a paint ball tank regulator do you think 8' lines are needed? Maybe you could cut the lines down which might reduce the warming problem?

 
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Great idea.

One thing I'd consider, however, is that in the first picture you show the party taps being held by the handles. It'd really suck to have someone clumsy accidentally turn the taps on...
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Very cool. Love the ingenuity on this board.

Using a paint ball tank regulator do you think 8' lines are needed? Maybe you could cut the lines down which might reduce the warming problem?
i planned on dispensing @ 12 psi, so i figured i needed that line length to make sure it didn't totally foam? i'm not sure, i've never really messed with shorter lines/lower psi

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Great idea.

One thing I'd consider, however, is that in the first picture you show the party taps being held by the handles. It'd really suck to have someone clumsy accidentally turn the taps on...
how would they do that? the actual "lever" or whatever on the picnic taps is being held by the hooks, so the taps are actually held in the "off" position?
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