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Old 01-26-2009, 08:23 PM   #1
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Default How do I know when my keg is almost empty?

If feels like it is getting light, but is there any way to know if I am almost empty besides weight and counting? Just don't want to run out without a little notice?

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Old 01-26-2009, 08:25 PM   #2
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Unfortunately no. Some members have made attempts at building weight monitors, but I don't think anyone has succeeded.

The real solution is to keep the pipeline full. Plan on two kegs conditioning for every one in the kegger.

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Unfortunately no. Some members have made attempts at building weight monitors, but I don't think anyone has succeeded.

The real solution is to keep the pipeline full. Plan on two kegs conditioning for every one in the kegger.
Okay so I will stick with my knock technique...
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Not the most power efficient way, but I open the fridge door wait for condensation to form then wait a few moments. Condensation will form up to the level of the beer inside the keg.

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Well you can either pull it out of the fridge or leave the fridge open and you will see condensation form at the beer line in the keg.

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Old 01-26-2009, 08:45 PM   #6
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I saw some strips you could buy as well that told you the level of the beer in the corny keg. I imagine they are just a more sensitive version of the openning the door and looking at the condensation line.

I believe I first saw them on ebay but a few shops carried them as well.

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+1 on the knock method, and keeping some in the pipeline. I've tried/used the keg condensation method, and it works, just don't like making my fridge work to re-chill. I always have a back up or two, two on tap, and use the tap method for quick judgment of beer levels. You can always disconnect and set it ouside for 5 minutes, I just don't like stirring up the sediment.

Ideally with the weighing method, take a weight of keg empty, and then when it's full and carbed at the constant pressure you want it at.. Again, have seen mixed reviews/experiences on doing so, but should work with proper scale (have also seen scales with audrino board to display how much is left).

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Anyone had any luck with the "strips" Trenchant talked about?

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Anyone had any luck with the "strips" Trenchant talked about?
They work fine, BUT, they require you mist hot water on them, and wipe it off. So their no good in a kegerator, unless you can stand on your head inside it.

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Anyone had any luck with the "strips" Trenchant talked about?

I wonder if the strips you attach to a propane tank to check the level of propane would work the same with a cornie as well as a propane tank?
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