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Offline maerlma

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Starting to Keg
« on: March 04, 2014, 09:38:34 PM »
Hi guys. I'm over bottling. Really. I want to start kegging, but having a kegerator (DIY or otherwise) in the house is a no go on strict orders from SWMBO. I'm stumped on how to get around this, because we really dont have the room for another refrigerator. So, how do you guys do it? Is there a way to keep a keg at drinking temps without a dedicated refrigerator?

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Re: Starting to Keg
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 07:14:38 AM »
Cellar temperatures?  How cold is it in your basement?  If you make great beer, that should be argument enough for a kegerator.  I keg now too and my kegerator has 4 taps.  I recently started working at Sprecher Brewery and my employee discount makes it tempting to make another kegerator for a 1/4 barrel.

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Re: Starting to Keg
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 09:09:46 AM »
Keep the kegs in the coolest location allowed and use the heaviest frozen steins you can find. Good news: you won't get ice-cold beer!

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Re: Starting to Keg
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 12:11:20 PM »
What about some form of Jockey Box or plate chiller solution?  I use a kegerator but I am assembling a jockey box for when I want to take kegs on the road. 
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Re: Starting to Keg
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2020, 12:49:27 PM »
What about some form of Jockey Box or plate chiller solution?  I use a kegerator but I am assembling a jockey box for when I want to take kegs on the road.

Good idea. Jockey Box is a great way to chill the beer when you are on the go https://www.beveragecraft.com/jockey-box-picnic-coolers/. And it's easy and cheaper to make it by yourself https://www.beveragecraft.com/jockey-box-tapping-kits/

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Re: Starting to Keg
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2020, 06:56:45 PM »
I wonder if Brew Jacket would help with this.

Their immersion pro is supposed to allow for you to control fermentation temps without having a fridge, but if you go on their "drilled lids" page, they sell lids for corny kegs suited for the immersion pro:

https://brewjacket.com/collections/drilled-lids

This might be something to inquire directly with them--whether you can use it for serving.
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