Jockey Boxes & Accessories
Jockey boxes are great for home brewers and others who are always on the go. They allow you to take and dispense your Sanke or Corny kegged homemade beer wherever you want to be. You can have beer parties in your backyard or at the park, and still, be able to bring your favourite kegged beverage with you, and serve it cold!
What is a jockey box? Jockey boxes are insulated coolers that contains a copper or stainless steel coil. Both coil ends attach to a shank that goes through the cooler wall. Attach your beverage line to one shank and your dispensing faucet to the other. How does a jockey box dispense cold beer? You fill the cooler with ice and cold water, as your beer goes through the coil it is chilled.
When using a jockey box, make sure that all fittings are still tight after the system has cooled, as the cold temperature may cause the seals to shrink, which may allow your beer or CO2 to leak. Moreover, keep your jockey boxes away from direct sunlight. If you cannot find a shaded area nearby, you can insulate the jockey box with a thick blanket, plus you can place a keg jacket, parka or ice blanket (depending on size) on your keg. Keep in mind that if the keg becomes too warm, more pressure will be needed to dispense your beer, which might use up your entire Carbon dioxide source before all your beer is dispensed.