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A few weeks ago we were out at the Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show in Las Vegas. While there we discovered a lot of new tailgating gear and games and basically a lot of really cool stuff. One very cool (literally and figuratively) piece of gear we found out there was the TurboChill. What this product does is it flash chills beer down to 35 – 42 degrees from a keg of beer that is room temperature. We shot this video with Tim Fenner, the distributor of the TurboChill, to show you how it works.
To learn more about the TurboChill, visit their website at turbochill.com
Internet savvy people know the name Jenn Sterger. If you have internet access and like women, Jenn Sterger is a familiar name like Denise Milani or Allison Stokke. So why are we chosing now to make her the Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper? Well, in addition to turning a brief mention by Brent Musburger in 2005 into a sideline reporter job for the New York Jets and then a co-anchor position for The Daily Line on the VS channel, she allegedly was the target of some lewd text messages from none other than Brett Favre. According to the folks over at Deadspin, Favre, while with the Jets, thought it would be a good idea to send cell phone pictures of his junk to Sterger. (Maybe that’s considered flirting in Mississippi, I don’t know.) Whether the rumors are true or not, it was rather quiet on Sterger’s Twitter page for the first 12 hours since the Deadspin article hit. Sterger is quite the active tweeter so for her to maintain strict radio silence on the Twitter was rather out of character for her. No matter what comes of this story it was high time we gave Ms. Sterger her proper place as a Mid-Week Eye Candy girl. Links to follow:
Before you get your panties in a bunch and start emailing me “where can I get one of these?”, this is only a concept item that is currently not in production. Despite the fact that this product does not exist it just screams to have been thought up with the tailgater in mind. It’s called the Kegstand and although you will not use it to drink beer while being held upside down, it may be the best way to have a tailgate keg party in the future.
Tailgating with a keg can be fun but it is also a pain in the ass. Transportation and maintenance of a keg at a tailgate party are the two major deterrents to having one. That and those pesky stadium parking lot rules that ban kegs. (fascist bastards) Cold beer is essential while tailgating. That means you have to get the keg into some sort of a receptacle that will hold ice surrounding your barrel of beer. This is usually a plastic trash can and normally requires two people to lift the heavy keg up and over the top of the can.
The conceptual Kegstand comes in two pieces to alleviate the heavy lifting. You would only need to lift the full keg about a foot off the ground (you can do that, can’t you Alice?) and place it on the base. You’d then slide the top half over the keg, clamp it to the base and then fill with ice. The base has wheels so wheeling your keg to the perfect location is much easier than dragging that old Rubbermaid across the asphalt. When you are ready to pack up and head into the game or concert, a convenient plug allows for easy drainage of the melted ice.
The top of the Kegstand also is functional beyond just holding the ice. The lip has a cap holder to inform your tailgate party guests what brand of beer is flowing. (Meister Brau anyone?) There is also a slot for the keg tap spout to rest so if does not have to dangle off the side or sit on the top of the keg or in the ice. A cup dispenser and a serving tray is also included that I am sure will be used as a cup rest more often than not. Most people congregate around the keg so the lip of the Kegstand might serve as a bar as well.
Unfortunately the Kegstand is only a concept project but the people that dreamed this up might be looking for investors to help bring it to market. Feel free to contact them if you have the capital to make it happen.
You’re a drinker with places to go. You need to bring a lot of beer to the next tailgate but transporting 160 cans takes up too much room in your car. What if there was a fully self-contained kegerator with a sound system that rides outside your vehicle? That assuredly will make you the biggest bad ass at the tailgate party. Now you can fill your promotional stadium cups with ice cold beer straight from the back of your vehicle. It’s called the Party-A-Cargo and if you were wondering what to do with that pesky economic stimulus check, you can now pony up about three grand and spring for the standard model. A video of it in action is available below.
Getting a Party-A-Cargo tow hitch mounted kegerator accomplishes these four things:
Allows you to pour up to 160 ice cold keg beers all day long with only one keg and a 20-pound bag of ice. (Sorry Can Man, you’ll have to recycle someone else’s empties.)
You can play your music for up to 12 hours without using your vehicle’s battery. (Obviously the guys in the video recommend some AC/DC but you can play whatever you like.)
You’ll head into your game or concert without having to clean up empty beer cans or reload heavy and dirty coolers back into you vehicle. (The locking doors ensure nobody will steal your beer while you’re inside the venue either.)
More importantly, you’ll be the envy of every tailgater in the parking lot. (If you can’t round up some random poon with this on the back of your vehicle, you will probably remain celibate for the rest of your life.)
You can get your own Party-A-Cargo by purchasing one from our online tailgating store, Shop.TailgatingIdeas.com. Flat rate shipping of $150 to anywhere in the continental United States applies. (Sorry Alaska and Hawaii residents. You’ll have to contact us to arrange for special shipping.) And before you go asking, pricing is the same as if you were to buy it directly from the manufacturer. The Party-a-Cargo makes the ultimate tailgating accessory for your inflatable beer pong table too.
Apparently the guys over at Party-A-CarGo caught wind that we wrote an article about their tow hitch kegerator/entertainment unit. (If you are new here and don’t know what the hell I am talking about, read the Tow Hitch Mounted Kegerator article and watch the YouTube video to get up to speed.) A few days ago I got an email from one of the guys from Party-A-CarGo. He wanted to shed some light on his product and of course, offered up a little butt smooching to me for sending him some web hits. Rather than edit the original article I wrote about the Party-A-CarGo kegerator, I’ll post the entire email here for two reasons. No. 1: I need a good excuse to pop the cherry on this mailbag category. No. 2: The email sums all the facts up better than I can paraphrase. Read the rest of this entry »
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