How to Chill Five Liter Beer Kegs

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How to Chill Five Liter Beer Kegs
Use something simple like a large bucket to chill your keg. (Sean Murphy/Lifesize/Getty Images)

There's nothing like enjoying a nice cold beer during a tailgate party, sports game, backyard party or get-together. If you saved yourself some money and purchased a keg instead of beer packs, keeping the beer keg cold could prove to be challenging. If you don't want to invest in expensive keg coolers and refrigerators, there's a simple way to keep your keg cool.

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Things you need

  • 10 litre tub or bucket
  • Bags of ice

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  1. 1

    Find a shady area outside or in your home. Places that are a little below room temperature, such as a large closet or basement, are great areas in which to cool kegs since they are away from direct sunlight.

  2. 2

    Place your 5 litre keg in a 10 litre bucket.

  3. 3

    Pour ice into the bucket, around the keg.

  4. 4

    Let the keg sit in ice for three hours or more to ensure that the keg chills. Warm beer comes out of kegs skunky, with lots of foam, and doesn't taste good. Refill ice as needed. Once the beer is chilled, keep the beer in ice to ensure that it stays chilled.

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