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Old 06-27-2008, 08:03 PM   #1
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I'm hosting a golf tournament next month and need to figure out the best way for me to dispense some homebrew. I've never tried to do anything other than my kegerator. I've got a 5lb tank, some cornys, and a dual regulator. Is there something out there I can connect directly to the post on my corny? Something small? I won't be around to correct anything that may arrise. I've got duties to attend to (namely drinking a lot of beer and golfing). So, I need something simple. I'm not sure I could trust anyone to be able to handle my kegerator set up. I'm not really willing to bottle up 100 beers and then be rid of all my hard earned bottles. Don't really want to buy anything smaller either. I really would like to just use my 5 gallon cornies.


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Old 06-27-2008, 08:13 PM   #2
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Many people attach taps to coolers full of ice and run the tubing from the keg through the ice in the cooler up to the tap. That's how all of the local breweries did it a the local brewfest.


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Old 06-27-2008, 08:16 PM   #3
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i know this doesn't use your cornies, but it will utilize your c02 tank.

http://www.brewboard.com/index.php?showtopic=47610

Ive never used them personally, but i drank a friends homebrew from a 3 liter soda bottle that used a homemade carb cap and i was definitely impressed.
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I was checking out Northern Brewer.com and I think they have the items you are looking for. I have used the "picnic style" dispenser... much like the ones we used in college, along with the CO2 charger. Works great, but the only thing about the charger is that you have to change the CO2 cartridge when it runs out. Anyway, here is the link and if you scroll down you'll see the different options you have.
http://www.northernbrewer.com/kegs-disconnects.html
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http://morebeer.com/view_product/183...ctor_Ball_Lock


Never used it so not sure how well it works.
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I'll second the charger and picnic tap. Carb as you normally would at home, then use the charger at the event to dispense. Keep the kegs on ice, you're good to go.

I used this set up before I had the keezer. Used maybe 2 or 3 CO2s per keg
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Or perhaps a few of these.
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Personally I would just get a trash can and put the keg in it with ice. Strap that and the 5lb CO2 tank on to the back of a golf cart and balance the system for about 3ft of dispensing tubing and use a cobra tap.

I have done all this except for the strap to the golf cart part. People know how to use the cobra taps and never have to mess with the pressure side so I did not have to babysit it at all.
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http://morebeer.com/view_product/183...ctor_Ball_Lock


Never used it so not sure how well it works.

I have one and it works like a champ. Just make sure folks don't mess with it otherwise some tard will pull the trigger and dump the whole cartridge.

Here's my portable kegerator.







This works great if you have 3 gallon cornies. For 5 gallon cornies, something like the KegGlove might be better. It's a insulating sleeve with a built in ice pack.



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The problem with the charger being unattended is two-fold. First, you can't trust people to tap the trigger ONLY for a second and ONLY when the pour slows down too much. Even if they follow a posted sign, it's going to need replacing after 1/3rd of the keg is dispensed.

I'd say running your regulated bottle is the way to go. It will dispense the entire thing in an unattended manner. You should be able to get two cornies and your co2 into a garbage can full of ice. Use picnic faucets that stick out through a slot in the lid.


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