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Old 12-05-2012, 01:28 PM   #21
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I have 6, but 1 isn't working as serving keg. I use that one as a secondary. You simply need to look at three numbers.

How often you brew, how many full kegs do you like to have at any given time, and how long it takes you to kick a keg. Then do the math, and you'll arrive at how many kegs you need. For me, 7 would be ideal, so I'm planning to buy one more.



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Old 12-05-2012, 06:51 PM   #22
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I have 7 ball locks- 4 in the keezer, two out, and 1 that holds sanitizer full time, mostly because I don't like that one as much.



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Old 12-05-2012, 07:23 PM   #23
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I have 5 ball lock kegs. Right now i have 3 in the keezer that could fit 4 max. One just kicked which means as soon as i have time i will be brewing.

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Old 12-05-2012, 07:25 PM   #24
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I have 6 ball lock kegs and 3 of the 2.5 mini kegs. The mini's are for test batches, playing around and when I want to keg half and bottle half.
I quit for now. My kegerator only holds 3 kegs and with the spares, my beer drinking and brewing schedule, I'm fine. Plus, SWMBO thinks kegs all over doesn't look so great.

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Old 12-05-2012, 07:33 PM   #25
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14. I don't feel like I could ever have too many. Out of every batch 2 kegs go to friends, I keep 2 for myself and bottle the rest.

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Old 12-05-2012, 07:50 PM   #26
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0 I'm super jealous of this thread. Bottling bucket here we go. Congrats guys!

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I have 2 ball locks & want 2 more + a 2.5er or 3gal

slowly but surely my inventory is getting there

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I have 7 Ball lock, 3 are in use, In a week I will have 10, and 2 to 3 fermenters going, Good thing I turned that extra room into one big fermentation chamber.

Now its time to order lots and lots of grain

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I have 6, but 1 isn't working as serving keg. I use that one as a secondary. You simply need to look at three numbers.

How often you brew,
It varies.

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how many full kegs do you like to have at any given time,
All of them?

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and how long it takes you to kick a keg.
It varies.

That wasn't very helpful for me.
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I only have five and all have some level of beer in them. My kegerator only holds four at a time so one got kicked out. One keg has a strong stout that I'm guessing will be consumed slower than usual and I just started fermenting 10 gallons of an Amarillo/Columbus IPA. Time to make some room for those



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