With Oktoberfest season approaching, we needed a way to get dark hops into the wild on a budget. We have a few options.
We went with option 4. We wanted something that would fit in a kevin (dark hop delivery van), something that was totally portable, good looking, and we wanted to save some cash. It also helped that some of our partners were willing to do anything for beer, so we asked for their help.
In this article, we’ll show you how we went from idea to fully functional racetrack for under $1,000 (as shown in the image above).
To serve draft beer, you need a few things.
Bars have complex management systems (glycol coolers), but for portability, a jockey box provides a nice simple solution.
Here’s how it works.
A standard CO2 cylinder provides the gas.
The gas flows to the gas line manifold separator, which controls the flow of gas to the vat.
The first step was to order bits and pieces. We used Keg King, they have great prices and service, as well as fast and accurate delivery.