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Old 05-22-2008, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default My Memorial Day Weekend Keg Setup



What good is traveling to the family if you can't bring a 5 gal keg of Apfelwein?

Cooler is on sale this week, about $20 at Target...I think it will be a perfect fit, by the time the top portion of brew gets drunk it will have had plenty of time on ice.


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Old 05-22-2008, 11:47 PM   #2
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That's awsome! By the looks of it you got beer on wheels... Better not get caught driving that thing, might get a DUI. hehe


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Old 05-22-2008, 11:55 PM   #3
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Yeah, gotta keep the picnic tap off when in the car
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:29 PM   #4
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Nice setup! I'm looking into doing something like this too.
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:08 PM   #5
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Looks good. Make sure you tell folks hands off the CO2 or some drunk will go" Hey, Watch this!" and with one Pfssst, the cartridge is spent.
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Brilliant idea! Me likey.
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Here's an idea to insulate the upper exposed part. Get some neoprene mouse pads and cut them to fit the exposed part and use duct tape to take care of the seams.

Basically you are creating at big koozie without a bottom for the top part of your keg. It will help keep it cold during transport.

The other good thing is the dip tube is in the bottom where the cold beer is.
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I just brewed a Hefe for a party next month, I may have to invest in one of those for transport.
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pretty cool, but that cooler is $30 at my local target.
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Just wanted to bump and thank Jonnio for the idea. I put together the exact same setup and it worked great.

Cooler: $25
Insulation Board (way more than I needed for the lid): $7
Keg charger + 6 cartridges (we only used a little over one to serve a whole keg): $25



BTW: The lid for this cooler (60qt. Igloo) snaps on and off so you can use the cooler normally as well.



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