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Peter Roman
Senior Member
Username: Lilbordr

Post Number: 1165
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 69.132.210.69
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 06:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Greetings,
It's been a while since I had a chance to brew. This real world stuff is getting in the way of beer! I had a chance to brew up 11gal of Magic Hat #9 clone this sunday. I'll be knocking out a RyePA this sunday if everything goes according to plan. I wanted to post this image. I bought a seconday trunk lid for my 06' VW GLI and decided to turn it into a functional bar. I have a 5# CO2 tank and a 3gal corny in the trunk. I pace the tower full of ice and it keeps the lines nice and chilly. The beer line running between the keg and the tower is wrapped in foam pipe insulation. The ice drip water runs down the line and drips into the cooler I keep the keg in so there's no mess. The tap handle is a VW Fast figurine. I hope everyone is doing well!
Cheers,
Peter 'the kid' Roman
 

Bill Pierce
Moderator
Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11580
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 06:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good to see you back among the living, Peter. Yes, work and all that other stuff have a habit of getting in the way of what really matters.

Make sure you keep that tap disconnected while driving. It could add a new definition to the term "open container."
 

Peter Roman
Senior Member
Username: Lilbordr

Post Number: 1166
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 69.132.210.69
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 06:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Bill!
I make sure that nothing is tapped while the keys are in the ignition. Thank god the newer cars don't need keys to listen to the radio! I checked with a few police officer buddies and they couldn't find and law against my new trunk lid. They only warned me against keeping it untapped in motion and that fact that I'll most likely get pulled over based on curiosity alone.
Cheers!
Peter 'the kid' Roman
 

Paul Hayslett
Senior Member
Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2472
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 71.234.45.166
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 07:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think the main danger with that thing is the line of thirsty guys following you wherever you go, like children following the Pied Piper. You might get nabbed for "creating a nuisance".
 

Bill Pierce
Moderator
Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11583
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 08:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm reminded of a story told by an old college friend of mine, which ties in with the thread about the old days when brewery workers drank on the job. He spent his summers working at an auto assembly plant back in the 1960s. He talked about one of the guys who had a 1963 Corvair ("unsafe at any speed," according to Ralph Nader) with the trunk in the front. He lined it with plastic sheeting and would buy two cases of beer and several bags of ice before coming to work. On their breaks he and his buddies would go out to the parking lot and finish off the beer over the course of their shift.

I will refrain from commenting about the quality of American-made cars back then.

(Message edited by BillPierce on April 14, 2010)
 

Vance Barnes
Senior Member
Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 3938
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 66.32.196.46
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 11:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I will refrain from commenting about the quality of American-made cars back then

A puddle of oil came with every Corvair, free of charge

Good to see you back Peter and even better you're brewing again.
 

Dan Listermann
Senior Member
Username: Listermann

Post Number: 7080
Registered: 03-2004
Posted From: 74.83.191.159
Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 03:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The guys here were deeply impressed, Peter.
 

Peter Roman
Senior Member
Username: Lilbordr

Post Number: 1167
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 198.176.16.11
Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 04:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Dan!
I'm happy with the way it turned out.
Cheers!
Peter 'the kid' Roman