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Old 08-13-2006, 02:53 PM   #1
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So I noticed yesterday drinking glasses of Homebrew all day that I drank way more than normal because there were no bottles stacking up to give perspective.. anyone else ever notice this phenomenon

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Old 08-13-2006, 03:09 PM   #2
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I don't have kegs, but my closest comparison is how I drink quite a bit more when we get pitchers out with friends. Not having to wait until the waitress comes back in order to get a refill makes me drink much faster

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Old 08-13-2006, 03:24 PM   #3
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I definitely noticed that when I started kegging...it's way too easy to get off work and say "I'll just have one glass". Next thing you know, you're sleeping under the coffee table.

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Old 08-13-2006, 03:31 PM   #4
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its so nice under the coffee table... GOD bless our homebrew
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Old 08-13-2006, 04:30 PM   #5
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Sometimes I may drink more because of "keg-ease" but I actually think less typically. I used to always bottle in 22's and if one wasn't quite enough I'd have to drink the whole next bottle. With my keg I can just get a 'bit more'.

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Old 08-13-2006, 05:06 PM   #6
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That's what I've noticed: because I can control the portion size I can have a short one instead of a whole one.

The one thing kegging really did was make me aware that I needed to have and stick to a brewing schedule. With bottles you could see the supply dwindling but with kegs, unless you are dilligent about checking, the last of the home brew can rather abruptly show itself.

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Old 08-13-2006, 06:04 PM   #7
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I also enjoy the ability to control the amount that I can consume. If I opened a 16 oz bottle I was obligated to drink the whole thing even if I just wanted a taste. That is not an issue with having beer on tap.

The only problem I have had with my beer on tap occurred last Saturday when my wife's 3 brothers (read drunks) came over. They were drunk when they got to the house. I could have served them straight urine in a glass with a lime spritzer and they wouldn't have noticed, but no, they had to almost kill my keg of precious IPA. They did say it was the best beer they had ever tasted, but in their condition, the compliment rang a little hollow.

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So whats the problem?

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So I noticed yesterday drinking glasses of Homebrew all day that I drank way more than normal because there were no bottles stacking up to give perspective.. anyone else ever notice this phenomenon
Yeah, I know what you mean, just don't let them empty kegs stack up next to the bottles.

keg deficit sucks.
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Old 08-14-2006, 12:50 AM   #10
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The one thing kegging really did was make me aware that I needed to have and stick to a brewing schedule. With bottles you could see the supply dwindling but with kegs, unless you are dilligent about checking, the last of the home brew can rather abruptly show itself.
That's why you need to have some extra kegs and keep some homebrew in reserve. Earlier this year I had as many as 5 kegs in reserve. As you can see in my sig, I'm now down to one. I gotta get brewing, but there's no time to brew in summer!
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