Beer - This is a camping triumph and must read???????

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:09
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I would like to report a break through in camping cuisine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who's partial to an icy cold boutique beer whilst camping in the great outdoors???

My son, Ant, has been buying his beer in 12 litre square insulated kegs from "Little Creatures" brewery in Freo for some time now and has discovered, as thirsty young men are want to do, that this keg fits exactly, and I mean precisely into the wire basket and hence our 29 litre Engel fridge.

So if you are off to the bush and want to take a bit of classy ale then this is the answer and I reckon if you bung a two zone on the top for the champagne/ chardonnay etc, SWMBO will probably approve.

The second fridge can take the boring old food stuffs and away you go.

Its an impressive fit being the exact height, width and depth of the basket - there must have been some collaboration between the parties.

Enjoy

John G
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Reply By: Member - Geoff M (Newcastle) - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:23

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:23
Another classic example of the wonder of the beer gods!

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Reply By: Member - John - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:30

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:30
I just happen to have a 29 lt Engel, now just have to find where I can get the 12lt kegs? Anywhere in Melbourne? LOL
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Reply By: Member - Ray - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:31

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:31
Strange things happen where beer is concerned.
for example.
24 hours in a day--24 cans in a carton, amazing coincidence.
Beer is better for you than stawberry icecream(thats just my opinion)
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Follow Up By: crfan - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:42

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:42
Saw this on a shirt once

BEER -More than just a breakfast drink.
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Follow Up By: John L G - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:46

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:46
And no more eupting cans from wearing out on the corrugations.

It should e a marketers dream???????????

John G
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 06:26

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 06:26
I prefer to be a bit like the people on the Berocca tv add. They cram more into a day they reckon. So buy a 30 pack of beer and still use them in the 24 hours. :)
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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 16:23

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 16:23
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Reply By: John L G - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:49

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:49
And an outside tap alongside the boring old water one!!!!

Endless possibilities!!

John G
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 06:27

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 06:27
Or how about a tap that goes into the cab for those dry dusty tracks. :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn D (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 17:08

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 17:08
Just done a major renno to our house , I have my home brew on tap from the front of the fridge in the laundry ( 2 flavours ! ) , But there was no way I could convince the boss to plumb it inside :(

Good luck with your fourby !

Glenn.
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Reply By: gramps - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:52

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:52
Beer, beer, beer .... is that all you guys think about hiccup .... :)))))))))))
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Reply By: John L G - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:56

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:56
Two engels and a light and dark ale on tap

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Guinessss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John G
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Reply By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 23:01

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 23:01
Abzolutely engless pozzibil...iteezzz

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Follow Up By: Dangerous - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 23:43

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 23:43
I'll drink two that!!!
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Reply By: D-Jack - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 01:07

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 01:07
Might be time to start marketing an 18L for the 40L, 38L for the 80L, or maybe Engel should be designing a fridge to fit a KEG!!
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 09:53

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 09:53
John L G, thanks for the heads up on that one....nice work!

I'll be investigating this further. A stainless steel external beer tap would certainly be a worthwhile investment on any vehicle. Perhaps hook the onboard compressor up too for pressurisation. And a length of the blue hose with a tap on the end for the more relaxed sitting down time.

The 12l keg in the 40l Engel should leave enough room for the Handbrake's wooblah too.

Little Creatures make a damn fine drop too I might add. Rogers is one helluva tasty brew and at 3.8% is a splendid 'all day' beverage without as many 'consequences' as some others I could mention.

Off topic but Coopers Green is the ducks guts of the full strengther's too IMHO.
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Reply By: OLDMAGPIE - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 10:31

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 10:31
one day on the track & the beer is flat but who cares cheers
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Reply By: The Bigfella - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 10:47

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 10:47
I happen to know they guy in NSW who distributes these kegs.
They are called a "Keggy".
I think a lot of boutique breweries are now using them.
If I remember you pay a refundable deposit when you take the keg plus pay for the beer. When you return the keg you get your deposit back.
Could be a market out there for campers, 4WD'ers, etc.
Cheers
The Bigfella
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Reply By: John L G - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 15:15

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 15:15
God to see all the beer drinkers out there alive and thirsty!!!

Have fun with draught on wheels.

John G
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Reply By: PhineasP - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 17:17

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 17:17
Bleddy beer drinkers, what about us rum people?

Just because the rum doesn't need chilling nobody designs a fridge for us.

Starting point would be to shape fridge like squatting bloke/ess in the 'drinker' position (based on statue 'the thinker') with a snorkel in the upper right corner shaped like an inverted Beenleigh bottle.

Drinkthinker could then climb in, shut door and keep cool while concentrating on the true meaning of life and while insulated by the closed door from the doings of lesser mortals ... a barrel bolt (geddit?) on the inside might be a useful addishun ...
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