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Look for Pancho's keg cooler deluxe? Might be big enough to fit 3 galloners?
Pretty sure it is big enough, but Pancho's went out of business awhile ago.
It holds a five gallon corny, but at those prices...sheesh! You could build your own. Interior dimensions of my 10 gallon igloo water cooler ($55 at Lowe's) are 19" high and 13" diameter. So a 3 gallon keg should fit easily. No wheels though.
 
I’ve ended up with two water coolers that were formerly mash tuns; one I built and the other from a package deal on Craigslist. I do use one for my temp twister occasionally, but I use neither now for mashing.
I have an event to attend in July and I am thinking about just setting a 5 gallon corny keg in each and filling with ice. The top of the keg will clear the cooler enough to add a Tapit. I’m also considering building some lightweight hand trucks out electrical conduit and old lawnmower wheels to move them around. 🤷🏻‍♂️
 
There's the thread to build your own....doesn't have wheels, but knowing this community, that could be, "it doesn't have wheels yet"!
OP already has three gallon kegs that are about 17" tall, so his build would be much simpler. Just the holes for a gas line and a tap.
 
OP already has three gallon kegs that are about 17" tall, so his build would be much simpler. Just the holes for a gas line and a tap.
Understood and agreed.

Just pointing out to the OP that if Pancho's version intrigued him, someone here has already made a knockoff with instructions, if he didn't already know.
 
https://www.homebrewtalk.com/threads/portable-5-gallon-keg-cooler.637650/

There's the thread to build your own....doesn't have wheels, but knowing this community, that could be, "it doesn't have wheels yet"!

OP already has three gallon kegs that are about 17" tall, so his build would be much simpler. Just the holes for a gas line and a tap.
It is in the back of my mind. I would probably want to buy or build a cart to hold both of them.
Honestly I am trying to figure out how he could fit his 3 gallon kegs in this. I know the lid is modified slightly, but I don't see how he gained almost 3.25"
https://www.homebrewtalk.com/threads/portable-3-gallon-kegerator-3d-printed-parts.697016/

It is listed to be 13.63" inside height.
https://www.igloocoolers.com/produc...24677&pr_ref_pid=4493396574291&pr_seq=uniform
 
I am trying to figure out how he could fit his 3 gallon kegs in this. It is listed to be 13.63" inside height.
Yeah I don't get that either. The lid mods are to accommodate the posts, QDs and the tap. Either they changed the cooler design since then or that's a smaller keg. But even a 2.5 gallon strap handled keg is going to be at least 14" tall.
I would probably want to buy or build a cart to hold both of them.
1718116860521.jpegUnless you need off-road capabilities. :)
 
Yeah I don't get that either. The lid mods are to accommodate the posts, QDs and the tap. Either they changed the cooler design since then or that's a smaller keg. But even a 2.5 gallon strap handled keg is going to be at least 14" tall.

View attachment 850569Unless you need off-road capabilities. :)
YES!!! Radio-Flyer and either acquire and butcher, or build a faux vintage cooler to put in it..something like this:
beercoolerold.jpeg

Would the "Cool" factor be enough to get spousal support? ...I know that mine would love it (as long as one of the kegs held cider :p )
 
Yeah I don't get that either. The lid mods are to accommodate the posts, QDs and the tap. Either they changed the cooler design since then or that's a smaller keg. But even a 2.5 gallon strap handled keg is going to be at least 14" tall.

View attachment 850569Unless you need off-road capabilities. :)
That has to be a 2.5 gallon keg.

Hmmm. Off-road you say :)
YES!!! Radio-Flyer and either acquire and butcher, or build a faux vintage cooler to put in it..something like this:
View attachment 850570
Would the "Cool" factor be enough to get spousal support? ...I know that mine would love it (as long as one of the kegs held cider :p )
That's pretty sweet! If I found something cool enough I'm sure I could. Shoot I think the Coleman belted coolers are pretty neat. Modify that to look more patina and add some old stickers and it's a nice rig.
 
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