Quantcast

Beer Bin

Aussie Home Brewer

Help Support Aussie Home Brewer:

Wolfy

Well-Known Member
Joined
18/12/08
Messages
3,872
Reaction score
64
Location
Melbourne
I needed to serve kegged beer at my sister's wedding (which was yesterday), MB's portable setup was being used at ANHC and hire of a temprite may not have been cost-effective ... so I made a bar-on-wheels or Beer Bin.

Large wheelie-bin:

(Known in some suburbs are a 'recycle bin')

About $5 worth of DAR-Pine from the BigGreenShed:


My very basic woodworking skills:


... lots of screws, some beer-line and 4x $30 KegKing taps:


4 corny kegs fit inside the bin perfectly, with a bag or two of ice to keep them at temperature:

German Lagers at the bottom in the ice, English Bitter strategically situated above the ice.

Drip tray and a few labels:

Labels were made at the Labeley website the night before the wedding and printed/laminated at OfficeWorks.

$2/box glasses:


Total cost was about the same as the cheapest temprite hire I could find, but now we have a bar-on-wheels Beer Bin and pint-glasses for future parties, BBQ, case-swap, picnics etc.
 

fletcher

bibo ergo sum
Joined
19/8/12
Messages
1,824
Reaction score
632
this is nothing short of awesome. nice job!
 

booargy

Well-Known Member
Joined
16/6/10
Messages
680
Reaction score
71
good job. long term that timber will warp and bend especially in the sun. seal it real good. :beerbang:
 

Wolfy

Well-Known Member
Joined
18/12/08
Messages
3,872
Reaction score
64
Location
Melbourne
Now that I have some time to relax, I'll give it a few coats of varnish stuff that I have here.
With the beer-engine arriving only days before the wedding, I was not sure exactly how the beer was going to be served, so I didn't have time to build it and paint it before the big day.

... if anyone local is having a party/etc and wants to borrow it, just let me know ... likely will only get used a few times each year.
 

kcurnow

Brewnut
Joined
30/9/10
Messages
350
Reaction score
93
Location
Brisbane
nice effort, i did something similar for a mates wedding, no bin for the kegs but made up a board for the taps and made wooden tap handles with the beers on them.
Beer_taps.jpg
 

mxd

Well-Known Member
Joined
26/10/09
Messages
2,434
Reaction score
212
where did you get the glasses ? for $2 for 4 I'll need to restock.
 

Wolfy

Well-Known Member
Joined
18/12/08
Messages
3,872
Reaction score
64
Location
Melbourne
where did you get the glasses ? for $2 for 4 I'll need to restock.
$2 Shop (the one at Fountain Gate near Woolworths) - they still had a shelf full when I was there on Friday.
 

daemon

Well-Known Member
Joined
2/10/07
Messages
498
Reaction score
24
Nice work!

One of the previous clubs I was in had a custom keg esky made out of cold room panels and could fit three kegs. With two bags of ice it would keep the beer cold for 3 days, that is if the beer would last that long :)

If anyone is looking for an el-cheapo keg jacket, Super Cheap have a $10 camping mat which is a perfect size: http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/online-st...283#Description It wraps around a 19L keg twice and does a bloody good job of insulating the keg.

Also, I wish all weddings had beer like this on tap!!!
 

Amber Fluid

Beer Snob
Joined
3/1/11
Messages
1,379
Reaction score
49
Wolfy... how long did the kegs retain a decent temp?... I assume the bin was under cover/in the shade. Also did you seal the top of the bin or was half left open?

Nice build.
 

Mattress

Well-Known Member
Joined
18/10/11
Messages
334
Reaction score
147
Seeing as we are showing off :D , here is my mobile contraption that I made a few of weeks ago.

It has proved to be very popular at the parties I have taken it to, although I found I spend most of the night discussing home brewing, which isn't a bad thing.



keger1.jpgkeger_2.jpg
 

Wolfy

Well-Known Member
Joined
18/12/08
Messages
3,872
Reaction score
64
Location
Melbourne
Wolfy... how long did the kegs retain a decent temp?... I assume the bin was under cover/in the shade. Also did you seal the top of the bin or was half left open?
It was in the shade under a big tree, I'll cover the other 1/2 of the top with some MDF when I paint it, but not sure it will make much difference.

The kegs were fridge-temp before going into the bin, and 2-3 bags of ice to hold them at a that temp through the duration of the wedding.
Another 2 bags of ice to keep cool over night (up in the hills) and then 2-3 the next day to chill for serving.
 

Latest posts

Top