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Mein Bierwagen (Portable Keezer for party's)
« on: October 03, 2014, 02:07:50 AM »
Mein Bierwagen (Portable Keezer for party's)

My wife and I throw our annual Strausstoberfest party every year on the last Saturday in September. This occurs during the traditional Oktoberfest celebration. Oktoberfest is synonymous with beer, awesome food and a certain amount of over the top pomp and circumstance. For the last part, I decided that the beer I’ve spent the last 2+ months caring for MUST have a grand entrance.

I'll update this thread with each step of the build, but you'll get the gist with these pictures.

Here I am rolling out the Bierwagen. Notice the tap handles I made in the post Super Easy Tap Handles.



Here I am “tapping the keg” with my son looking on. o’zapft is!



The “rolling chassis”



The Bierwagen works in concert with my Keezer Dolly.



Nothing too novel here, just another keezer collar and my Ranco temperature controller mounted on back.




Part 1: Introduction

http://fermware.com/mein-bierwagen/

Part 2: Building of the frame

http://fermware.com/mein-bierwagen-part-2-building-the-frame/
*Detail print download and cut list are in this post

Part 3: Bicycle wheel attachment

http://fermware.com/mein-bierwagen-part-3-bicycle-wheel-attachment/

Part 4: Getting the keezer onto the Bierwagen

http://fermware.com/mein-bierwagen-part-4-getting-the-keezer-onto-the-bierwagen/

Part 5: Keezer collar

http://fermware.com/mein-bierwagen-part-5-keezer-collar/

Part 6: Storage of the Bierwagen

http://fermware.com/mein-bierwagen-part-6-storage-of-the-bierwagen/
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Re: Mein Bierwagen (Portable Keezer for party's)
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 04:03:44 AM »
very cool!
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Re: Mein Bierwagen (Portable Keezer for party's)
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2014, 04:13:42 AM »
Hilarious. Will it work with out the lederhosen?

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Re: Mein Bierwagen (Portable Keezer for party's)
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2014, 11:53:42 AM »
Awesome work.  It freakin' rocks.   
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Re: Mein Bierwagen (Portable Keezer for party's)
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2014, 08:53:14 PM »
You need to get a Clydesdale to pull it.

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Re: Mein Bierwagen (Portable Keezer for party's)
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2014, 01:49:55 AM »
Hilarious. Will it work with out the lederhosen?

No, the lederhosen give me the proper lower back support to lift the arms.

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Re: Mein Bierwagen (Portable Keezer for party's)
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2014, 01:55:00 AM »
I just realized the hyperlinks weren't working, so sorry for those that were trying to click through.  Anyway, I've got all of the posts up for the complete build.  Thanks for the compliments!

The Bierwagen was a hit again at our Strausstoberfest.  35 gallons of beer gone in 4 hours.