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Old 16-07-2014, 14:08   #16
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I'd keep my beer in 5 gallon stainless steel kegs with c02,
and then just dispense into smaller reusable containers to chill before consumption. Or perhaps keep them cool in a heavily insulated locker.
Take an empty keg to shore and fill it up.

Having bottles or even cans on board just leaves you with a trash problem.
Back when I brewed my own beer, I had a 9 cu.ft. chest freezer converted to beer fridge. I mounted 2 double taps on the lid, put in 4 Corny kegs of beer, a 10 lb CO2 bottle with a regulator and gauge and hoses split 4 ways to pressurize the kegs. I have a thermostat that plugs into the wall, the freezer plugs into the thermostat, and it has a digital display you set your desired temp. I set it for 28*F. Worked just like the beer taps at the bar. I did get a lot of condensation on the chrome pillars that the taps were mounted on, so I stuffed them full of insulation and that fixed that problem.
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Old 16-07-2014, 14:11   #17
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Mmmmmm beeeer! Use the keg idea, good beer doesn't need to be cold.
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Mmmmmm beeeer! Use the keg idea, good beer doesn't need to be cold.
yeah the stout's, porters, and schwarzbier's don't need chilled, but the lighter ales and lager's benefit from it....
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Jack have you ever thought of rigging up the chill plate (evaporator) from a kegg dispensing system to a refrigeration system?
I think of all kinds of things.. I just sold my soda machine as part of my 'household clearance' but did consider using it to chill more than just soda.
I've got this idea to make and sell ice cream using my excess solar at anchor,
so I have a serious freezer problem to solve that I have not tackled yet,
with that done keeping beer cold is no problem.
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I think of all kinds of things.. I just sold my soda machine as part of my 'household clearance' but did consider using it to chill more than just soda.
I've got this idea to make and sell ice cream using my excess solar at anchor,
so I have a serious freezer problem to solve that I have not tackled yet,
with that done keeping beer cold is no problem.
Yes, I can appreciate the necessity for ice cream underway! We had a soft serve ice cream machine on the Sub I was on, and it was the highest priority item when it needed repair ....
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Yes, I can appreciate the necessity for ice cream underway! We had a soft serve ice cream machine on the Sub I was on, and it was the highest priority item when it needed repair ....

if you can combine your beermaking skill with refrigeration repair,you might have cracked the "Making a living whilst cruising" dilemma
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if you can combine your beermaking skill with refrigeration repair,you might have cracked the "Making a living whilst cruising" dilemma
that's good to know!
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i try not to have anything made of glass aboard a boat. cans are the way to go with beer. easy to store in the fridge and easy to dispose. maybe not in Seattle but beer definitely needs to be cold in Florida or the Caribbean.
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Yes, I can appreciate the necessity for ice cream underway! We had a soft serve ice cream machine on the Sub I was on, and it was the highest priority item when it needed repair ....
That's no exaggeration!

That, and the coffee machine!
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How many water tanks do you have?
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That's no exaggeration!

That, and the coffee machine!
On the ship I was on we had practiced multiple redundancies on the coffee maker. Any ten of them could go down before there was an issue. A Seargent Major without coffe is a terrible thing to see.
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Re: Beer Provisioning

First of all "Box wine" is not politically correct...It is now referred to as "CardBordeaux"

We stored 28 liters of the above mentioned wine under the q- berth on top of the fuel tank. It appears that return fuel from the engine kept the area too warm and all 28 liters were lost! (BDO : Bad day onboard)

Be sure to check the "Sell By' or "Use by" dates on the whites.
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Mmmmmm beeeer! Use the keg idea, good beer doesn't need to be cold.
We serve Keystone Light on the Bashmobile. Extra cold. Nobody ever complains.
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Re: Beer Provisioning

Aluminun cans will corrode and leak.
You may know that whisky is distilled beer. So, save space and bring whisky.


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If you need to package bottles in a half open case socks work well for protection.

Obviously use clean ones, but if you're a case and a half in any sock will do.
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