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Old 03-21-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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How many of you actually keg your beer? With me being the only or primary drinker I'd love to keg it but I just don't think it's worth it. Or much more room in my apartment. Lol

For you all that do keg how much nicer is it than bottling?

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Old 03-21-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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For you all that do keg how much nicer is it than bottling?
There are no words that can adequately express the complete and total betterness of kegging to filling those damnable bottles and then waiting ANOTHER 4 to 6 weeks before you can touch the beer.

Kegging is an investment but so so so so so so (ad infinitum) much better.
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It's goes to 11. How much better can it get? None better.

I probably drink 90+ percent of the beer at my house and I have nine kegs (some are used as secondaries) and three taps.

Have I mentioned I have cleaning/sanitizing bottles?

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How long does a 5 gallon batch stay good in a keg? Do you all end up wasting any in the end?

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I just completed my kegging setup today and I can already see the benefit (time-wise) of kegging. Bottling is a chore - kegging is an investment. It's not cheap - but the time savings are fantastic. Not to mention the fewer steps in the process.

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How long does a 5 gallon batch stay good in a keg? Do you all end up wasting any in the end?
I think you worded this backwards. I don't waste any in the end but in the end I'm wasted.
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Do you have friends? Do you want any more?

You will NEVER have any trouble whatsoever using your beer. A keg produces about 50 + or - 12 ounce bottles, probably around 35 + or - pints (foam etc... it never really works out to the full 40 you 'ought to get'.

If you have one or two pints a night, you'll go through the keg in a month. Frankly it's just starting to get really good by then. (Hence the 2 or 3 kegs to 'slow you down a bit.') That doesn't even take into account the buddies you'll gather who want to come over and enjoy a beer now and then.

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I've had tapped kegs around for as long as two months without any problems (as long as I pull a drink from them now and again - never lasted longer than that). I once left one for a month without drinking anything and the line (in the fridge) got some weird sediment stuff in it but once I cleaned the lines the beer (pilsner) was still great.

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Do you have friends? Do you want any more?

You will NEVER have any trouble whatsoever using your beer. A keg produces about 50 + or - 12 ounce bottles, probably around 35 + or - pints (foam etc... it never really works out to the full 40 you 'ought to get'.

If you have one or two pints a night, you'll go through the keg in a month. Frankly it's just starting to get really good by then. (Hence the 2 or 3 kegs to 'slow you down a bit.') That doesn't even take into account the buddies you'll gather who want to come over and enjoy a beer now and then.
Yea 35 pints isn't a lot at all and easily doable. I may have to save up and check out my options. I hate bottling
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Been kegging for almost 20 years.....my how time flies! I occasionally bottle from the tap using a growler filler for my friends that have to take some home. For me, kegging allowed me to enjoy my beer in a cleaner, more simple way and with a kegerator you'll be the envy of all your friends!

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