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Who doesn’t like spending time outdoors, especially in the summer? Warm, sunny weather and there you are hanging out with your friends and family while enjoying nice - and ice! - cold beer.
The latter, however, might become an issue since beer has a nasty tendency of getting warm, which inevitably ruins any party.
Solutions? Not many. If only there was a compact, portable fridge that doesn’t require electricity, keeps the beverage cold long enough and is easy to carry around… Well, it turns out there is one - it’s called a jockey box!
A keg jockey box, aka “picnic beer cooler”, is essentially an insulated container designed for cooling and dispensing beer and other beverages that are supposed to be served cold.
A typical beer jockey box consists of the following parts:
Despite looking and sounding hi-tech, the jockey box beer dispenser is really easy to use and maintain. You just connect your beer keg to the jockey box beer cooler, load some ice cubes inside and - bam! - you’ve got the party started!
There are several types of mobile draft beer dispensers. Those that require electricity like beer flash coolers and camping beer coolers that require only ice.
Depending on the cooling component we mentioned above, portable beer coolers come in two types: jockey box with chilling stainless steel coils and jockey box with a chilling plate.
Choosing between the two is not such a big deal since both do what they’re supposed to - cool beer, so it’s more of personal preference. But let’s go into some detail anyway.
Coil jockey box feature a stainless steel coil, through which your beer is run. The cooling effect is achieved via pre-loaded ice coming in contact with the coil thus making it cold, which in turn cools the beer that’s being run through the coil.
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Cold plate jockey box operates using the same principle as its coil-based counterpart with one little difference - here, the ice covers an aluminum cold plate, through which the beer is run. The cooling effect is achieved via the beer coming in contact with the cold plate, which is in turn cooled down by the ice and water.
Both cold plate and coil jockey boxes come in various configurations and styles (featuring up to 4 taps), all of which you can easily find on our website - feel free to browse the catalog with our jockey boxes for sale.
While you’re at it, be sure to check out portable mini jockey boxes in standard or retro style - they’re really cool (pun intended ;) ).
Most of our clients prefer buying pre-assembled mobile beer chillers where you don’t need to do anything other than a simple setup procedure:
However, if you feel like customizing your portable beer chiller, you can buy DIY jockey box kits containing all the elements separately to create your own, unique party-stopper.
Like any party inevitably come to an end, every portable beer cooler & dispenser requires cleaning after having been in use.
The cleaning process is not that difficult and can be handled by anyone. First, you should flush out any beer that’s been left in the system. Then, take the cleaning kit (see our cleaning kits selection) and clean the insides of your jockey box using a chemical solution designed specifically for this purpose. Finally, rinse the surface with plenty of water.
That’s it! Your camping beer cooler is ready for yet another great party.
Haven’t found the jockey box parts you’ve been looking for? We’re here to help. Got more questions? We’ll be there to answer them. Not sure how to order? Let us assist you.
Just shoot us an email at ➔ firstname.lastname@example.org. Not only do we know how to party ourselves, but we can also make your shopping and party experience nice and pleasant.