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Title: Goin' Mobile
Post by: timmyr on July 28, 2011, 01:44:57 am
I've posted this elsewhere, but as it looks, I wanted to share for anyone interested.  I'll get a parts list together soon

The most detailed discussion is on Homebrewtalk....
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/portable-igloo-cooler-kegerator-172047/


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Title: Re: Goin' Mobile
Post by: Jimmy K on July 28, 2011, 01:52:55 pm
That's nice. Any reason you put the CO2 on the outside? I've seen them inside with the kegs too. Is that a paintball cartridge?
Title: Re: Goin' Mobile
Post by: dannyjed on July 28, 2011, 02:33:06 pm
very nice!  I wish I had that instead of bottling for my vacation to the UP in August.
Title: Re: Goin' Mobile
Post by: tygo on July 28, 2011, 02:43:21 pm
That's awesome.  Is it designed for 2.5 gallon kegs?
Title: Re: Goin' Mobile
Post by: timmyr on July 28, 2011, 10:42:38 pm
- It will fit two 3-gallon corny's and the tank + regulator inside the cooler, but its tight and a little crowded.

- Funny, I bottled last year for a trip to MI and that's what prompted me to build this.

I'll post more pix when I fit the kegs again tonight.
Title: Re: Goin' Mobile
Post by: bigchicken on August 09, 2011, 01:18:44 am
That is awesome! It looks like it would be great for tailgating.
Title: Re: Goin' Mobile
Post by: timmyr on August 14, 2011, 01:14:22 pm
It works great.  I brought it to a family reunion with two 3-gallon kegs and we just kept draining & repacking it with ice each day.  I bought a 2nd paintball bottle just in case I had any CO2 issues, which came in handy as my IPA had not finished carbonating by the time I started serving and I nearly drained my first tank (I also think I have a small leak somewhere, but not sure where).

Title: Re: Goin' Mobile
Post by: woadwarrior on August 20, 2011, 05:22:08 am
Easy way to check for leaks is to add a little dish soap to water and spray onto your connections with the system pressurized. If you have a leak, It'll bubble up instantly.
Title: Re: Goin' Mobile
Post by: timmyr on August 21, 2011, 06:41:58 pm
Easy way to check for leaks is to add a little dish soap to water and spray onto your connections with the system pressurized. If you have a leak, It'll bubble up instantly.

I've found StarSan to be the ultimate leak detector and I always have a spray bottle of around. It works just lke using soapy water.  I think the leak may have been from under the ball lock Q/D and I could not see it.  I find some q/d's will leak a tiny bit if they get bumped or twisted.  In any case I could not locate it.
Title: Re: Goin' Mobile
Post by: Jimmy K on August 21, 2011, 07:17:14 pm
I've found StarSan to be the ultimate leak detector and I always have a spray bottle of around. It works just lke using soapy water.  I think the leak may have been from under the ball lock Q/D and I could not see it.  I find some q/d's will leak a tiny bit if they get bumped or twisted.  In any case I could not locate it.

That's a good idea.
Title: Re: Goin' Mobile
Post by: timmyr on September 21, 2011, 12:06:25 am
Added the link to HBT forum in my original post.
Title: Re: Goin' Mobile
Post by: corkybstewart on September 21, 2011, 03:48:57 am
I thought you were going TO Mobile and i was going to ask you to stop and say hello to my parents.