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!
Have you ever wondered what jockey boxes were or what you needed to make one? A jockey box is an insulated cooler that contains a copper or stainless steel coil. Both coil ends are attached to a shank that goes through the wall of the cooler. One shank is for attaching your beverage line, the other for attaching a dispensing faucet. So 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 jockey boxes, 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 warm, you will need more pressure to dispense your beer, which might use up your entire Carbon dioxide source even before you dispense all your beer.
At Canuck Homebrew Supply we have a single pin or ball lock style dispensing jockey boxes, complete with a Canadian made 60' custom stainless steel wort chiller coil, regulator, tubing, disconnects, faucet(s) and more. We also have a double dispensing jockey box that will allow you to use either your pin or ball lock connections. Or - you may buy an insulated cooler and the parts needed and build your own.