Homemade Mini Keg Cooler

Written by philip foster
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Homemade Mini Keg Cooler
Mini keg fridge (kegs of beer in Ireland image by AGITA LEIMANE from Fotolia.com)

Store bought keg refrigerators cost anywhere from £130 to £1,300. Homemade options exist that will cost the builder no more than $20 to $30 dollars and will function just as well as the extremely expensive store bought versions. The mini keg, or pony keg, holds approximately 80 12oz. beers and functions great for entertaining guests for a dinner party or small get together. The homemade version of the mini keg cooler will not look as polished as the store bought models, but will drastically cost less.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 10 gallon trash can
  • Ice
  • Jigsaw
  • Tinfoil
  • Mini keg

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  1. 1

    Purchase a plastic, 10 gallon, circular rubbish bin with a lid from a hardware store for around £13. Buy three bags of ice and keep them refrigerated.

  2. 2

    With the jigsaw, cut a small circular hole into the centre of the plastic lid allowing enough room for the tap of the mini keg to be exposed.

  3. 3

    Place the mini keg into the 10 gallon rubbish bin. Dump the three bags of ice on top of the mini keg filling the rubbish bin. Situate the newly cut lid securely on top of the rubbish bin locking in the keg and the ice.

  4. 4

    Insert the tap into the mini keg through the circular incision. Wrap tinfoil around any remaining space between the tap and the keg creating insulation to lock in the cold temperature produced from the ice. Allow the keg to chill for at least an hour.

  5. 5

    Serve and enjoy.

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