Im bringing a keg... !

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Im bringing a keg... !

Post by carn1fex » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:53 pm

So i drink alot of beer, like a shit ton to the point that i brew my own. So i wanna pick up a keg in reno and bring it. Im flying and not shipping anything and cramming myself into a compact car. My plan for keepin the keg cold is to put it down in a few trash bags and fill these with ice. Then wrap that setup in an old blanket and then wrap all that in several layers of mylar (space blanket!). This whole setup would then be bunjee corded into a wheel barrel i buy at homedepot for transportation around the playa. I figure if I buy 4-5 bags of ice per day i can keep it at a good temp as long as its generally out of the sun.

Thoughts? Experience? wont have room for keg bucket in the car and wheel barrel is **key**.

Might be easier to handle 2 1/4 kegs..
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Post by MerkinMan » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:04 pm

You're going to need a REALLY big can-opener.
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Post by reality » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:10 pm

You might want to find a really big horse bucket or trash can with wheels. They make a special keg tap that cools before and after it pours. But I have no idea where you kind find them. We our bringing out a full on fridge so if you need ice and are will to share I got you! Im out of Reno so if you need any help with anything let me know!

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Post by EB » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:48 pm

I brought a keg up from L.A. once and it was a disaster --

The difference in pressure really tested the seals on the jockey box and I came back from a bike ride to find the contents of an entire pony keg pushed out through a misthreaded coil inside the cooler and out onto the shade's floor! Yay!

I think the plastic bag/space blanket thing's just going to be a bloody mess after a day - remember you've got to get rid of the melt water at some point - better to just get a small trashcan or tub. Salt the ice chips on the side and get block ice for the top.

And for god's sake, after hauling it in from Reno, let it settle at LEAST half a day before tapping it!

Oh, and check your seals!
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:37 am

oh boy, another kegger on the playa...YEE-HAW!


do you have one of those little hats that dispenses the liquid gold thru straws into your mouth?

because EVERYONE wears one out there....dude, it's gonna ROCK!

beer and titties! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!
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Post by Boijoy » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:42 am

Wouldn't a shit ton of canned beer make more sense? Just sayin'
oh,,, and don't EVER,, NEVER,, EVER,, EVER,, allow yourself to have a hangover on the playa. Take it from me... it SUPER sucks.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:06 am

Boijoy wrote:Wouldn't a shit ton of canned beer make more sense? Just sayin'
oh,,, and don't EVER,, NEVER,, EVER,, EVER,, allow yourself to have a hangover on the playa. Take it from me... it SUPER sucks.
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Post by carn1fex » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:42 pm

Thanks for the input. Yea it will be messy but i figure with a drainage hole drilled in it might work out. Guess we'll see. See i want to bring around 120-140 beers.. in cans it would be pretty difficult to get decent beer. I figure a dark beer can be enjoyed cool to warm as opposed to usual canned swill. Guess this is all dependent on finding said good beer in reno anyways...

[quote="Simon of the Playa"]oh boy, another kegger on the playa...YEE-HAW!


do you have one of those little hats that dispenses the liquid gold thru straws into your mouth?

because EVERYONE wears one out there....dude, it's gonna ROCK!

beer and titties! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT![/quote]

Oh I plan on it! Its America year. Im also bringing mah rifle and we're gunna lynch a hippie queer! Cmon by..
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Post by Boijoy » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:54 pm

<------ Hippie Queer staying away from Carn1's Kegger...
( I can get lynched right here in Reno )

I actually prefer the light canned swill out on the Playa.. It's HOT out there and sometimes a darker beer is a little too rich.. but at night it's nice. :-)

Stop on by my place for a "happy brownie" if your keg explodes.
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Post by Boijoy » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:10 pm

Carn... Whole Foods in Reno is going to have Fat Tire in the cans by next Tuesday. :-) YEAH !!
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Post by Funky Monkey Mech » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:48 pm

woah woah woah..... Fat Tire in Cans..... :) Sweet! so how come i did not get this memo eariler?
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Post by 80seriesiii » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:50 pm

Yippeee! Burning Man is gonna rock this year.

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:45 pm

Cans really do work out much better, for many reasons. If you insist on the keg, at least ALSO stock up on canned beer, so you're "go" no matter what.
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Post by brickmaster » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:00 am

This is fucking amazing! Is that all whole food outlets in Reno? This solves my beer dilemma.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:43 am

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Post by carn1fex » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:20 pm

haha oh man that whole foods is going to be viking rushed.. shhhH!! I think im just gunna get a 1/4keg and then warm cases. My friends on the playa said theres alotta sand dunes n shit and biking is tough in spots and with a full size keg in tow physics might rain on my love parade.
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Post by nocturnal_steve » Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:16 pm

Contrary to popular belief if you drink enough beer there comes a point where your cells are saturated with alcohol and and will absorb the H20 only You don't need any water. I am a doctor , I know.
Stay hydrated my friend.

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Post by Bounce530 » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:14 am

'Bens fine wine & spirts' in Reno, Sparks and Carson City carries Fat Tire, Heineken, and Corona in cans.

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Post by Elorrum » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:57 pm

I remember a contraption where the outlet hose from the keg was routed through a cooler full of ice, a long hose in the cooler holding a good volume of liquid. Then a regular tap was attached to the cooler. This worked well with a keg that wasn't battling an ambient outdoor temp of 100.

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