It’s almost summer so time to gear up for outdoor drinking. If you keg your beer, a jockey box is an excellent piece of equipment for the outdoors and in.
First let’s start off with “what is a jocky box” and why do I need to build one? Well, glad you asked. Jocky boxes are kind of the poor man’s portable kegerator.
In essence you can let your kegs stay warm and outside the box. You fill the cooler with ice and the beer is “flash cooled” as it runs through the coils. This gives you a little more flexibility where you set up this system, plus you don’t need the cold storage space to keep your kegs cool. So without further ado, here we go.
This was borrowed heavily from this thread at The Brewing Network and I want to give credit where credit is due. Plus they have lots of nice pictures there as well.
1 Large Ice chest
2 Quick Disconnect Gas-in ball locks
2 Quick Disconnect Beverage out ball locks
2 50′ stainless steel (or copper) coils
2 Shanks with nipple
6″ of 1″ schedule 120 PVC (sleeves)
Food grade tubing
Drill and 1″ hole saw blade
1/2″ Forstner bit