- One picnic style tap that I disassembled
- 20 feet of 1/4 inch outside diameter copper tubing
- 10 feet of 3/8 inch outside diameter plastic tubing
- two hose clamps
- our picnic cooler (medium to large size)
- 3 small bags of ice
- one step cleaner
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Saturday, August 13, 2005
Jockey Box Chiller
UPDATE: I don't use this setup anymore. It seemed like the copper diameter was too small. I'll have to give it another shot. If I do I'll probably use larger diameter copper and neatly wrap the copper around a coffee can and bundle it together permanently like my wort chiller. With summer coming I'll have to get on the ball. After kegging the Altbier I needed to find a way to serve it cold. There are a bunch of ways to do this, but, I had to have something by the end of the day. A bunch of friends were coming over to play pool. You can buy chillers called jockey boxes or you can use a kegerator. Heck you can even put the whole keg on ice if you want, but, changing the temp on the unused beer every tiime you want to drink it is not supposed to be good. I was going to go to the Wine & Beer Emporium to pickup one of those modified beer cooler jockey boxes (who came up with name anyway?), but, I really didn't have time for the drive after work in rush hour. I honestly don't even know if they carry them. So I started searching the internet for do it yourself solutions. I knew this needed to be a quick solution so I tried to cut corners where ever I could. I found some instructions on the internet that were perfect. The more I thought about it the more I decided to really simplify it. Here is what I used.
Written by Adam at Saturday, August 13, 2005
Categories: Brewing Beer
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The problem isn't cleanliness, it's the copper tubing. You need to switch over to stainless steel. Copper + alcohol = BAD.
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