It's my beer in a box.
There are a lot of
obvious fun things I've been introduced to as a beer blogger, first the shower beer, now the Jockey Box.
If you haven't figured it out yet, the Jockey Box is essentially portable taps that allow you to expertly dispense cold beer ANYWHERE. Classier than a straight keg tap, perfect for tailgating, picnics, or your bedroom.
Now, I know what you're thinking: I WANT ONE. Here's a couple of things you should know before you make your Jockey Box purchase.
50' or 120' coil - What length should you have in your Jockey Box?
The 50' is significantly cheaper, but it needs time to recover between pours and is meant to accomodate smaller events where beer is poured intermitently. If you are planning a large party or event where beer pouring is constant, go with the 120' coil.
Ice Ice Baby
Coils MUST be covered with CUBED ice at all times for proper beer flowage.
If you're a beer lover of simple means and also handy with a drill, here's how you can make your own!
If you're not so handy, there are also many places to purchase Jockey Box's online. Beverage Factory offered the lowest prices I could find for a JB with 120' coil, though they all hover around $600.00
Also, if you're a home brewer and want to add a little swag when pouring your beer at an event, Portable Bar Company makes custom Jockey Box Covers. Sample, for Ballast Point.
I hope you enjoy these boxes as much as I do. Until my next beer discovery...