Keg cooler build (Was "Cooler with a hole cut in the lid")

Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:25 pm

Got a question.

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Re: Who owns these pix of a cooler with a hole cut in the li

Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:54 pm

I've made a few for locals, but those aren't my pics.
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Re: Who owns these pix of a cooler with a hole cut in the li

Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:50 am

Adam wrote:I've made a few for locals, but those aren't my pics.

You used the same cooler? The reason I ask is I just built one of these and something I didn't realize at the time was what a PITA it is to load it up with ice. Unfortunately, I cut my hole just a little further back than the one pictured and my keg rides up a little higher. So I can't open the lid very much to get ice in with the keg inside. I'm thinking I'll have to defeat the hinge and simply lift the lid off when I want to put ice in. I was wondering if anybody else had dealt with this.
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Re: Who owns these pix of a cooler with a hole cut in the li

Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:11 am

I think this is going to be my next DIY project.
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Re: Who owns these pix of a cooler with a hole cut in the li

Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:18 am

mtyquinn wrote:I think this is going to be my next DIY project.

This is a simple, self-contained and elegant solution to the age old problem of bringing a 5-gallon corny somewhere. I used mine on the 4th and it saved me all kinds of hassles. Plus it looks cool.
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Re: Who owns these pix of a cooler with a hole cut in the li

Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:23 am

BTW- you want the Igloo 70qt. MaxCold roller. It's hard to find on the shelf, but it's the only cooler with the right dimensions, AFAIK. I finally found one (literally looked for 4 hours and probably 7 different places) and paid $50 for it at a Big 5 sporting goods store.

http://www.igloo-store.com/detail/IGL+ICECUBE+70+MCROL
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Re: Who owns these pix of a cooler with a hole cut in the li

Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:53 pm

A six gallon bucket is the perfect size for a corny keg + ice. Obviously not insulated, but just add ice from time to time and you're good to go. The top sticks above the ice, but since you're drawing from the bottom, it doesn't matter.
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Re: Who owns these pix of a cooler with a hole cut in the li

Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:07 pm

skibikejunkie wrote:A six gallon bucket is the perfect size for a corny keg + ice. Obviously not insulated, but just add ice from time to time and you're good to go. The top sticks above the ice, but since you're drawing from the bottom, it doesn't matter.

Yeah, but the coolness factor is low and the ghetto factor is high. Pass. :twisted:
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