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Keg_camper.jpgHey fellas, thought i'd share a pic with yooz. Going on a 2 nighter with a doz workmates and almost gave up on the idea of taking a keg. This solution suited my budget. Used my mash tun/ 40 ltr Igloo. Hollow pool noodle inside bottom of cooler stabilises keg and raises ice above rubber base of keg/no need to chill the rubber, hey. Cost $7 for a couple of noodles. Dump the ice in, then slip a solid noodle around the top to seal. My only concern is the top being exposed. Will cover with something, perhaps a damp towel. Any thoughts.
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We home brewers are a crafty bunch. I recently converted a wheely bin for the same purpose. Worked okay but took 6 bags of ice per day to stay cold.

Your idea is heaps better. Only issue I can see is CO2 coming out of solution in the warm beer line. That's assuming you're using a gun with 2+ metres of line attached.
 

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Your idea is heaps better. Only issue I can see is CO2 coming out of solution in the warm beer line. That's assuming you're using a gun with 2+ metres of line attached.
Did you look at the picture :unsure:

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View attachment 58877Hey fellas, thought i'd share a pic with yooz. Going on a 2 nighter with a doz workmates and almost gave up on the idea of taking a keg. This solution suited my budget. Used my mash tun/ 40 ltr Igloo. Hollow pool noodle inside bottom of cooler stabilises keg and raises ice above rubber base of keg/no need to chill the rubber, hey. Cost $7 for a couple of noodles. Dump the ice in, then slip a solid noodle around the top to seal. My only concern is the top being exposed. Will cover with something, perhaps a damp towel. Any thoughts.
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Good job. No need for the towel. Use it if you want, but the beer will stay cold as you have it set up now. Even if the lid warmed a bit, it wont touch the beer. Every time you pour, the level drops further into the ice.
 

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will be stealing this idea for my next camping trip, have the same cooler ariving tomorrow as I missed fedex this morning, got it to use as MT so I might have some questions for you once I get it all set up
 

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Hey boys, just got back from 2 nights at Noosa North Shore where i trialled my set up. Pleased to say it worked a treat. The morning we left, 7-30am keg was pulled from fridge, put into esky, bottom noodle inserted, 1 bag of ice added, top noodle inserted with a small wedge of noodle to close a small gap. Still had a little ice next morning. Only downside was trying to set pouring pressure, but that provided plenty of entertainment in itself. Any tips on setting pressure when a tap is directly attached to keg.
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Hi Silver,

You can get restrictors that fit inside the "beer out" tube.
I cant recall where to get 'em but I recon Batz had bought a few from somewhere'
The other, more expensive way is to by an adjustable flow beer tap.

Good set up BTW

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View attachment 58877Hey fellas, thought i'd share a pic with yooz. Going on a 2 nighter with a doz workmates and almost gave up on the idea of taking a keg. This solution suited my budget. Used my mash tun/ 40 ltr Igloo. Hollow pool noodle inside bottom of cooler stabilises keg and raises ice above rubber base of keg/no need to chill the rubber, hey. Cost $7 for a couple of noodles. Dump the ice in, then slip a solid noodle around the top to seal. My only concern is the top being exposed. Will cover with something, perhaps a damp towel. Any thoughts.
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One concern I'd have is the rubber base marking my esky. Be worthwhile to ensure it can't, which perhaps your bottom noodle does?
 

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Or you could attach beer line to the disconnect, run it "under the noodle" (nternoodlebierleitung), then back up to the tap.
 

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unt bobsuruncle. bottom of esky was not marked by the rubber, could lay a plastic bag down first if it was a concern. i do like the idea of a restrictor, i might try fitting something to the inside of the picnic tap.
 

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Where the hell in Australia can you buy those coolers? I have been looking for one EVERYWHERE!!!!!
 

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Where the hell in Australia can you buy those coolers? I have been looking for one EVERYWHERE!!!!!
Have seen a 37L round cooler, very similar to the above at BCF. Not the same, it was blue. Don't think the brand was the same either.
Cost was bout $85.

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Found mine in a demolition yard. $10
 

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