Haven't built the prototype yet, but here's the idea: A quarter barrel (small skinny keg--full kegs are called half barrels
) fits on it's side, on a bed of ice blocks, in my 85 qt cooler. Newly found by SimpleMan online is an adaptor that allows one to use a little 2lb C02 tank like used in paintball, to power the keg. The fittings, hoses, and C02 tank fit INSIDE the cooler, while the little dispenser hose comes out the drain plug. Hose is long enough to hand to a kayaker or pass to another raft. It's fully self contained; you never have to open the cooler. I imagine that the ice blocks would last three to 5 days....it's on. If you see an old school gray Riken 14 sporting a half lit FoCo hippie out on the river this summer, come over and ask for the hose. Password is "beer please." Pictures of the prototype and schematics will be available on the buzz shortly.