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Offline timmyr

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Goin' Mobile
« on: July 27, 2011, 06:44:57 PM »
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/








« Last Edit: September 20, 2011, 05:05:49 PM by timmyr »
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Re: Goin' Mobile
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2011, 06:52:55 AM »
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?
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Re: Goin' Mobile
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2011, 07:33:06 AM »
very nice!  I wish I had that instead of bottling for my vacation to the UP in August.
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Re: Goin' Mobile
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2011, 07:43:21 AM »
That's awesome.  Is it designed for 2.5 gallon kegs?
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Re: Goin' Mobile
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2011, 03:42:38 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.
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Re: Goin' Mobile
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2011, 06:18:44 PM »
That is awesome! It looks like it would be great for tailgating.
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Re: Goin' Mobile
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2011, 06:14:22 AM »
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).

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Re: Goin' Mobile
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2011, 10:22:08 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.

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Re: Goin' Mobile
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2011, 11:41:58 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.

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.
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Re: Goin' Mobile
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2011, 12:17:14 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.
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Re: Goin' Mobile
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2011, 05:06:25 PM »
Added the link to HBT forum in my original post.
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Re: Goin' Mobile
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2011, 08:48:57 PM »
I thought you were going TO Mobile and i was going to ask you to stop and say hello to my parents.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico