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Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Bin [cold drinks, clean up, brew day tote] – $8.84 in blue only, other colors much more expensive

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • MULTIPURPOSE BIN- This collapsible bin is perfect for indoor or outdoor use. It can be used as a wash basin for dishes or hands, ice bucket for drinks, storage container for your items for camping, hiking, boating, picnicking or tailgating, and more!
  • COLLAPSIBLE DESIGN- The reusable basket has a convenient space saving design for efficient storage. It collapses to a compact 2” height, making it easy to keep in your home, garage, or packed in the car with your camping gear.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND SPACIOUS- The lightweight bin features a large 10 L capacity and is spacious enough to hold accessories needed for outdoor fun like smore or picnic supplies! It can even be used at home as a laundry basket or to store cleaning supplies.
  • DURABLE BUILD- The multiuse container is made from safe silicone material with a plastic rim and base for durability to withstand normal wear and tear of use outdoors. The sturdy plastic upper portion also makes it easy to grasp and carry while in use.
  • PRODUCT DETAILS- Materials: pp/TPR (plastic/plastic rubber). Dimensions: 14. 75” L x 10. 75” W x 5” H, Collapsed: 2” H. 10 L capacity.

 

Potential uses… clean up on brew day and beyond, ice cold drinks, use as a tote on brew day to keep items together.

8/9/20 8 AM Central: This is on sale for just $8.84 in blue onlyShipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderFor some pricing clarity, other colors are selling for a lot more.  I’m currently seeing prices vary from $15.85 to $21.86…  Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Genuine Innovations Brand CO2 Keg Charger and Cartridge [Portable Serving] – $9.99 + Free Ship Eligible

Co2 Cornelius Keg Charger (Genuine Innovations)

Co2 Cornelius Keg Charger (Genuine Innovations) via Adventures in Homebrewing

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • By Genuine Innovations #1 in Co2 Technology.
  • This is a portable handheld CO2 charger for Ball Lock or Pin Lock kegs, uses 16 Gram Non-Threaded cartridges.
  • Small and light weight, charges keg in seconds, trigger valve allows precise control of gas.
  • 1/4″ MFL disconnects in either Ball Lock or Pin Lock are necessary.
  • This charger only uses a 16 gram Non-threaded co2 cartridge.
  • These are designed for dispensing only. You will need approximately 3 Non-threaded cartridges to dispense a 5 gallon keg.
  • Perfect for parties outings or emergencies.
  • Includes one CO2 16 gram Non-threaded cartridge. View the options on the right to add additional bulbs.

 

  • Use to server your keg on the go and as a backup CO2 source if your tank runs out.
  • These are on sale for just $9.99.
  • Also Consider: 16 Gram Co2 Cartridges – 6 Pack
  • Stacks With Free Shipping:  As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions. 
  • An easy filler item, if you’re for help to qualify for free shipping… 4 lbs of PBW (a good deal at $23.99)

Co2 Cornelius Keg Charger (Genuine Innovations)

Portable Draft Beer Serving Options!

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Using a Tire Inflator as a Pressure Source for Portable Serving


But Why??

This is part of our Homebrew Hacks series of posts.  The description of that series is “Making, re-purposing, modifying and enhancing for the cause of improving homebrewing processes and results!”.

I didn’t put this post together because no solution exists.  In fact, there are bunches of purpose built solutions.  See: Portable Draft Beer Serving Options!  for loads of options.

I’m also not specifically recommending that you do this.  This post outlines something I have personally done.  See the end of this post additional disclaimers.

This post is about thinking outside of the box and encouraging you to do the same.  When you come up with something awesome, send us a message and tell us all about it.

Please Read – about using Atmospheric Air to Serve Beer

Before you comment, email, tweet, etc [8 ways to connect] to me, PLEASE READ THIS…. This technique involves using atmospheric air to serve a keg of beer.  Yes, this will cause oxidation given enough time.  This is the exact same principle as party keg pumps – example – use.  Over a short amount of time, let’s say the course of a typical get-together, oxidation should not be an issue.  No, I am not recommending this for any long term arrangement.

Using a Tire Inflator as a Pressure Source for Portable Serving

I’m a fan of DeWalt’s 20V Max Lineup of Tools.  Looking around for 20V MAX compatible equipment, I ran into the DCC020IB Cordless Tire Inflator.  I thought it looked convenient and would be handy for inflating tires and such without firing up my compressor.  The fact that it has multiple power options including cordless operation with 20V Max batteries is a big plus.  As I was looking at reviews, I noticed the digital readout and precise controls.  This made me think this could be a viable solution as a pressure source for serving at parties and such.


Related: Using a Keg as a CO2 Source for Portable Serving!

Want to serve your beer on the go?  See: Portable Draft Beer Serving Options!  to learn more and for loads of options.


This post outlines something that I have personally done.  Always, make sure the components you use for your projects are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

A Quick Look at DeWalt’s DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Tire Inflator DCC020IB

The left screen shows current pressure the right screen shows set pressure.  The dial allows you to set pressure and start and stop the inflator.A closeup of an installed 20V MAX Lithium Ion Battery.  Helping trim weeds one day and helping to serve a keg another!

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Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Bin [cold drinks, clean up, brew day tote]

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • MULTIPURPOSE BIN- This collapsible bin is perfect for indoor or outdoor use. It can be used as a wash basin for dishes or hands, ice bucket for drinks, storage container for your items for camping, hiking, boating, picnicking or tailgating, and more!
  • COLLAPSIBLE DESIGN- The reusable basket has a convenient space saving design for efficient storage. It collapses to a compact 2” height, making it easy to keep in your home, garage, or packed in the car with your camping gear.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND SPACIOUS- The lightweight bin features a large 10 L capacity and is spacious enough to hold accessories needed for outdoor fun like smore or picnic supplies! It can even be used at home as a laundry basket or to store cleaning supplies.
  • DURABLE BUILD- The multiuse container is made from safe silicone material with a plastic rim and base for durability to withstand normal wear and tear of use outdoors. The sturdy plastic upper portion also makes it easy to grasp and carry while in use.
  • PRODUCT DETAILS- Materials: pp/TPR (plastic/plastic rubber). Dimensions: 14. 75” L x 10. 75” W x 5” H, Collapsed: 2” H. 10 L capacity.

 

Potential uses… clean up on brew day and beyond, ice cold drinks, use as a tote on brew day to keep items together.

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Sanke D “Party Pump” – Coupler, Pump & Tap – $31.99 + free ship eligible

Sanke Tap, Hand Pump and Faucet Combo via Adventures in Homebrewing

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

American Sanke “party pump” with 4″ hand pump.

“D” system / American Sanke Coupler (Tap). This is the most common system available in the US. It is used by all the major breweries – Anheuser-Busch, Miller, Molson-Coors, and Labatt as well as most craft breweries. Visit our beer system listing for an expanded listing of beers that use the “D” system valve.

The keg coupler connects to the keg valve, “tapping” the keg. Both the gas line from the pump / regulator and the beer hose to the beer faucet attach to the coupler.

Party Pumps know them !!
Party pumps are generally used in single keg special event environments.
For example: Picnics, backyard BBQ’s, beach parties, etc.
The hand operated pump is the pressure source that forces the beer
Out of the keg. A classic mistake when operating a party pump is that
the user will pump first and then open the faucet, this generally
Results in a faster (foamy) pour.

Proper way of Dispensing/Pumping
1. Tap the keg.
2. Open faucet until all pressure is relieved.
3. Open faucet and begin pumping until desired
flow is reached.
4. Stop pumping, only pump with faucet open.
5. Repeat step #3 until keg is emptied.

More tips to Keeping it Fresh !!!
After purchasing the keg, it is recommended to cover the keg
with a blanket or keg jacket. This will insulate the keg and
keep it cool during transit.
Transport the keg directly to the location in which it
will be dispensed and put keg in a barrel of ice.
Keep pump and keg out of direct sunlight. When not in
use, submerse faucet and beer line in ice
on top of keg.


 

  • Since you’re using air pressure instead of CO2 pressure, these are good for when you’re planning to dispense the entire keg in relatively short order.
  • As of this posting, this is on sale for just $31.99.
  • Get Free Shipping!  Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • An easy filler item if you need help qualifying for free shipping… 4 lbs of PBW (a good deal at $23.99)

“Party Pump” American Sanke “D” Coupler w/ 4″ pump

Also: Portable Draft Serving Options | Serve Homebrew & Sanke Kegs on Any Kegerator | Using a Spare Keg as a CO2 Source!

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Twine Country Home Cold Drinks Galvanized Metal Tub, 5.25 gallons

Twine Country Home Cold Drinks Galvanized Metal Tub, 5.25 gallons

Twine Country Home Cold Drinks Galvanized Metal Tub, 5.25 gallons

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Made for backyard barbecues or parties, our Country Home Cold Drinks Ice Bucket is perfect for serving a large selection of chilled beverages
  • COLD DRINKS FOR EVERYONE – This galvanized metal tub fits in great with vintage-styled kitchens and events, or modern farmhouse chic decor. Create a welcoming household for family and friends with nostalgic drink bucket
  • STURDY HANDLES MAKE OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING A BREEZE – Easily transport this drink bucket with handles in and out of vehicles, off tables and across yards. Perfect for backyard barbecues or parties, this tub makes a great ice box
  • HOLDS OVER 5 GALLONS! BIG ENOUGH FOR DOZENS OF BOTTLES – Makes a perfect beer bottle bucket. Also holds soda bottles and multiple 1.5L wine bottles with room to spare. Dimensions are 18.2 x 9.5 x 10.5 inches
  • PERFECT BASE FOR A GIFT BASKET – This metal tub makes a great housewarming gift, wedding gift, bridal shower basket and more. Add in some bottles of wine, packing straw, drink or party accessories, and create a perfect gift basket

 

Fill with your bottle homebrew, favorite craft beer and more at your next get-together.

Twine Country Home Cold Drinks Galvanized Metal Tub, 5.25 gallons – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Faucet to Flare Adapter – Add a faucet to your homebrew keg QD + Portable Draft Serving Options Resource Post

Quick Disconnect Beer Faucet Adapter - 2 PCS Standard FFL Adapter Connect Faucet to Beer Keg Quick Disconnect, For Homebrewing Keg Beer Tap

Quick Disconnect Beer Faucet Adapter – 2 PCS Standard FFL Adapter Connect Faucet to Beer Keg Quick Disconnect, For Homebrewing Keg Beer Tap

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Include 2 PCS Quick Disconnect Faucet Adapter;
  • Standard Size for Adapter can Connect Draft Faucet Directly;
  • A Faucet Wrench will Assist you Assemble the Adapter to the Faucet more Easily;
  • Ball Lock Disconnect Thread or Pin Lock Disconnect Thread can Connect the Adapter;

 

Notes from HBF:  This adapter allows you to connect a faucet to a flare based homebrew keg disconnect.

Quick Disconnect Beer Faucet Adapter – 2 PCS Standard FFL Adapter Connect Faucet to Beer Keg Quick Disconnect, For Homebrewing Keg Beer Tap – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: Portable Draft Serving Options

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

More: Recent Amazon Finds

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Bin [cold drinks, clean up, brew day tote]

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • MULTIPURPOSE BIN- This collapsible bin is perfect for indoor or outdoor use. It can be used as a wash basin for dishes or hands, ice bucket for drinks, storage container for your items for camping, hiking, boating, picnicking or tailgating, and more!
  • COLLAPSIBLE DESIGN- The reusable basket has a convenient space saving design for efficient storage. It collapses to a compact 2” height, making it easy to keep in your home, garage, or packed in the car with your camping gear.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND SPACIOUS- The lightweight bin features a large 10 L capacity and is spacious enough to hold accessories needed for outdoor fun like smore or picnic supplies! It can even be used at home as a laundry basket or to store cleaning supplies.
  • DURABLE BUILD- The multiuse container is made from safe silicone material with a plastic rim and base for durability to withstand normal wear and tear of use outdoors. The sturdy plastic upper portion also makes it easy to grasp and carry while in use.
  • PRODUCT DETAILS- Materials: pp/TPR (plastic/plastic rubber). Dimensions: 14.75” L x 10.75” W x 5” H, Collapsed: 2” H. 10 L capacity.

 

Potential uses… clean up on brew day and beyond, ice cold drinks, use as a tote on brew day to keep items together.

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


More: Recent Amazon Finds

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Brand New 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – portable serving, split batches & more – $75 + free shipping & Hands on Review

Brand New 2.5 Gallon Gallon Ball Lock Kegs via Adventures in Homebrewing.  ISO 9001 Certified, NSF Certified, Ball Lock 2.5 Gallon Capacity and have double rubber handles.  Typically double rubber handle kegs cost more compared to single strap handle kegs.

2.5 gallon kegs are great for small batch brewing, splitting batches and serving on the go.  Check out my Hands on Review of these great kegs.

  • These are on sale for $75
  • AIH is shipping most orders of $55 or more for free to addresses in the contiguous US.  Most kegs DO NOT qualify for free shipping.  This 2.5 gallon size DOES qualify for free shipping.
  • Bonus, 5% Back: Get the equivalent to about 5% back on nearly everything via AIH’s Rewards Program.  Note you must be logged in to earn and track rewards.

AIH New 2.5 Gallon Corny Keg Ball Lock

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Compact Regulator for FULL Size CO2 Tanks + Portable Serving Options

Micro CO2 Mini Regulator Keg Charger for Standard Homebrew CGA320 Tanks (0-45 PSI)

Micro CO2 Mini Regulator Keg Charger for Standard Homebrew CGA320 Tanks (0-45 PSI) by The Weekend Brewer


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • COMPATIBLE with standard homebrew tanks with a CGA320 connection. Also works with 3/8″ disposable cartridges!
  • GREAT VALUE. This system plus the CGA320 tank (sold separately) is much cheaper than traditional systems.
  • 5/16″ BARB OUTPUT allows for use with most standard gas lines
  • FLEXIBLE Many other input and output adapters are available for separate purchase to allow for future upgrades
  • Includes 0-45psi micro regulator, 3/8″ cartridge adapter, and CGA320 tank adapter

Notes from HBF:  Mini and Micro regulators have been out for a long time.  Those, generally, allow you to serve a keg using smaller 16 gram to 74 gram cartridges.  This micro regulator is different form most designs in that it’s designed to work with a full size co2 tank OR 3/8″ disposable cartridges.

Micro CO2 Mini Regulator Keg Charger for Standard Homebrew CGA320 Tanks (0-45 PSI) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Portable Draft Beer Serving Options!

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

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