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Old 04-12-2007, 04:58 AM   #1
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I want to get into kegging sometime soon as I'm already sick of bottles.
I acquired a freezer for almost nothing., but I need it for meat, so there's not going to be any room to put a keg in there and the temps will be below freezing. I was thinking would it be possible to run a coil through it to chill the bear before it comes out the tap, but that way the kegs can be outside the freezer. Sort of like a jokeybox only with a freezer instead of ice, and it wouldn't really be portable.

The only problem I can foresee is any beer left in the lines for a significant amount of time would freeze and I don't know if there is a limitation on how long the lines can be.

Good/bad idea? Suggestions for improvement?

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Old 04-12-2007, 03:57 PM   #2
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You wont be able to leave the coil in there for any length of time because any beer in the lines will freeze.

If you want you can make a couple of "jockey boxes" by buying some copper tubing, coiling it in a 3-5 gallon bucket and fill it with water put it in your freezer and when solid hook it up to the keg. Or make a real jockey box and keep ice on hand all the time. OR buy, borrow, steal a kegerator.

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If you are brave, you could build an insulated box next to your freezer. Drill two holes in the side of the freezer and us a computer fan hooked to a thermostat to circulate cold air through the box.
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"Brave" I like that!
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