Post # 1
We are getting married at a winery, the ceremony will be outside and the reception will be inside. My fiance’ wants to put our 3 kegs in the tub with ice outside. While the punch and other beverage items will be inside. I have asked a family friend to monitor the beverages inside but I don’t want anyone to be trapped outside all night and miss all of the action. I also don’t want people to have to keep going outside to get drinks, because I am sure they will all conragate out there and miss all of the fun also. I don’t know what to do. We cannot have the bathtub inside because once you get all the ice in it, clearly it will be to heavy to lift outside. Any thoughts!?!?!
Post # 3
I would put the kegs in three separate smaller containers so that they could be inside. Or, have an area outside with seats as a gathering area, with the kegs there…so there would be stuff outside and inside.
Post # 4
I can only imagine having 3 kegs outside will end badly.
I’m imagining drunken keg stands at 9pm… I would find a place to keep them inside!
Post # 5
Get a plastic barrel, cut off the top. Put the keg in, then put ice around it. You can even be slick enough to put this on wheels when you start (like a plant stand or little shop dolly). Not that I’ve rigged a keg up like this and kept it cold for days in college. 🙂 You can put it inside so people don’t have to go outside for a beer.
But seriously, you can make a plastic barrel pretty if you have it ahead of time, just wrap some fabric around it. I’m talking the bright blue ones that you see people make boats out of. A real 55gal drum will work, too, but that’s metal and messy (to cut the top off) and gets real sweaty with ice in it.
Also – you’re getting married at a winery? Where’s the wine?
Post # 6
Separate the kegs to make them easier to maange. Tubs like these can hold a keg pretty comfortably http://www.walmart.com/ip/Homz-Kidz-10-Gal-Tub-Turquoise/19224752.
Post # 7
I thought this was going to be a thread about the ups and downs of drinking in the bath and I was all ‘yay!’ and now I feel sad that I have nothing to offer :(. I hope you find a solution.
Post # 8
I’m a little confused. Is there a reason the kegs can’t remain inside? Get three seperate containers and each one can have their own until they are ready to be used.
If they have to be outside then they have to be outside…I’m not sure what else there is to do. Kegs really don’t need to be monitored except every once and awhile. Once one runs out someone just needs to tap the new one.
Post # 9
@Carlasgettingmarried: +1 I originally thought so too.
Post # 10
Can’t you just scoop out the ice at the end of the night if you have the tub inside?
Or better yet, keep the ice in bags so you can just pick them up individually and toss them at the end of the night.