Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > How many kegs?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-05-2012, 12:44 AM   #1
graduate
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Western NY
Posts: 155
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default How many kegs?

How many kegs do you own and use regularly? I have nine cornies that I use all the time. A friend of mine just bought a bar and brought me 20 pin lock kegs that were in the shed behind the place. I"m not sure what I will do with them. I thought about rebuilding them and keeping them for future use but I'm not sure I need them. I have a few friends that brew but they are not serious enough to give them to. Maybe I should just fill them all.

__________________
graduate is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-05-2012, 12:53 AM   #2
neovox
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
neovox's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 849
Liked 25 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I have 7 plus 2 2.5gal but I can only fit 5 max in my fridge at one time.

__________________

BrewStreams - Homebrewing and Craft Beer News Aggregator
neovox is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-05-2012, 12:57 AM   #3
Joeywhat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Posts: 203
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I have 7, but only 2 are in working order. The others need seals and/or missing parts to get working.

I'd hold onto the kegs. I only see the prices rising on them. If you don't end up needing them, you can probably get some decent coin for them in a while.

__________________
Joeywhat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-05-2012, 12:58 AM   #4
Dan
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Dan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Makakilo, Hawaii
Posts: 6,265
Liked 1928 Times on 1191 Posts
Likes Given: 2750

Default

I have five, 5g ball lock kegs. One has Gatorade in it, one has a BierMunchers brew in it, the third a strongly hopped and high ABV IPA that is being force carbed. The other two.. waiting in the stables to be used. Doubt I'll ever get all five online at the same time.

__________________
Dan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-05-2012, 12:59 AM   #5
kpr121
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,784
Liked 61 Times on 58 Posts
Likes Given: 68

Default

Cornys make excellent secondaries. Get a nice barleywine or even regular wine program going and let em age!

__________________
ADD ME on GOOGLE+
Primary: Nugget Nectar 2014
Kegged:

Bottled:
Bulk Aging:
Up Next: ???? Suggestions?
kpr121 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-05-2012, 01:08 AM   #6
graduate
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Western NY
Posts: 155
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I like the idea of a long aging barleywine or RIS in the keg. Usually I try to fill them all before summer and let them condition in the cool cellar. If I want to bring one out I can dryhop it before serving.

__________________
graduate is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-05-2012, 01:11 AM   #7
chumpsteak
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Meridian, ID
Posts: 848
Liked 93 Times on 78 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

I have 7 cornies. 5 in the keezer and 2 aging and carbing offline so that I can hopefully always keep 5 taps going. I do 10 gallon batches and have 8 carboys and ferm chamber holds 6.

__________________
Well lucky you, the devil made you look....
chumpsteak is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-05-2012, 01:11 AM   #8
kpr121
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,784
Liked 61 Times on 58 Posts
Likes Given: 68

Default

20 might be a little overkill though too. Im sure you could get a couple taken off your hands for a fair price in the classified section here on HBT.

__________________
ADD ME on GOOGLE+
Primary: Nugget Nectar 2014
Kegged:

Bottled:
Bulk Aging:
Up Next: ???? Suggestions?
kpr121 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-05-2012, 01:11 AM   #9
Piratwolf
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Va Beach, VA
Posts: 2,119
Liked 127 Times on 119 Posts
Likes Given: 82

Default

I have 7x5gal pin locks; one sanitized, one just kicked (great APA my wife loved), the others are holding: apfelwine, IRA, Tripel, Mild, Braggot. Gotta clean & sanitize the APA keg then transfer my Saison & Christmas ale tomorrow to free up fermenters for the weekend

__________________
Piratwolf: "I've heard that Belgian Blondes can be "panty droppers" but they're not particularly high IBU nor cheap."

jmendez29: Haha! I get it! :ban:
Wait. You're not talking about beer, right?
You're talking about beer. That could have been a whole lot more fun.
Piratwolf is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-05-2012, 01:12 AM   #10
Piratwolf
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Va Beach, VA
Posts: 2,119
Liked 127 Times on 119 Posts
Likes Given: 82

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kpr121
20 might be a little overkill though too. Im sure you could get a couple taken off your hands for a fair price in the classified section here on HBT.
This. If they're pin locks, I'm in for a few at a reasonable price.
__________________
Piratwolf: "I've heard that Belgian Blondes can be "panty droppers" but they're not particularly high IBU nor cheap."

jmendez29: Haha! I get it! :ban:
Wait. You're not talking about beer, right?
You're talking about beer. That could have been a whole lot more fun.
Piratwolf is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - 1/2 bbl Kegs, Corny Kegs, glass carboys, possibly more... MrNate For Sale 26 06-21-2012 12:13 AM
Anyone use mini-kegs or 1gallon kegs with a beer engine jmarshall Bottling/Kegging 0 06-07-2012 08:57 PM
For Sale - WTB - All sizes of cornelius kegs and 15 gal sanke Kegs in Ohio pola0502ds For Sale 4 05-12-2011 11:11 AM
How big a chest freeze for mix of Corny kegs and commercial kegs? StunnedMonkey Bottling/Kegging 5 08-17-2008 05:55 PM