Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Madison Squre Garden keg room

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-02-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
AdamWiz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 356
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default Madison Squre Garden keg room

I was reading the latest issue of ESPN the magazine, and a few pages in they show a picture of one of the keg rooms that feed the 566 taps at all the concession stands in Madison Square Garden. It is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen - if you think you have a pretty sweet draft set-up, check this out:

Madison Square Garden Has An Impressive Beer System | Brew Review

__________________
AdamWiz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2012, 01:02 PM   #2
Airborneguy
Adjunct of the Law
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Airborneguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Isle of Staten
Posts: 10,855
Liked 838 Times on 621 Posts
Likes Given: 1104

Default

At first that seemed crazy to me, but then I realized it is much more efficient to have ridiculously long beer lines, but be able to store all the kegs in one spot. The servers probably never even know when a keg is switched out.

__________________
Fermentor(s):
Lagering:
Bottled: Atonement Brown Porter
Airborneguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2012, 02:25 AM   #3
dwshotwell
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ann Arbor / Cheboygan, Michigan
Posts: 31
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts

Default

It's cool right up to the point that you remember those kegs are fully of Miller Lite, and they charge like $10 for a paper - cupful. Think what an army of real brewers could do with that set up...

__________________
dwshotwell is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2012, 09:41 AM   #4
Airborneguy
Adjunct of the Law
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Airborneguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Isle of Staten
Posts: 10,855
Liked 838 Times on 621 Posts
Likes Given: 1104

Default

Most of them are, true. But I'm happy to report that MSG has an awesome beer selection. Expensive as hell, but at least I can get a good beer while watching a Rangers game!

__________________
Fermentor(s):
Lagering:
Bottled: Atonement Brown Porter
Airborneguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2012, 07:59 PM   #5
dwshotwell
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ann Arbor / Cheboygan, Michigan
Posts: 31
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Wish that was true at the Joe... Even the cans of Molson ($10/ tall boy) taste like they add tap water before they hand them over.

__________________
dwshotwell is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2012, 08:02 PM   #6
GilaMinumBeer
In yo' garage, steelin' yo parts.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oblivion
Posts: 47,323
Liked 4687 Times on 4343 Posts
Likes Given: 57

Default

I was more surprised to learn that they are carbonating in the keg rather than simply just pumping the beer to and fro and inline carbonating at the serving point.

__________________
GilaMinumBeer is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2012, 08:05 PM   #7
Ceetar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ridgewood, New Jersey
Posts: 191
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Airborneguy View Post
Most of them are, true. But I'm happy to report that MSG has an awesome beer selection. Expensive as hell, but at least I can get a good beer while watching a Rangers game!

Curious about this (Islanders and not a basketball fan so I don't really get there often/ever). What beer do they serve?
__________________
Ceetar is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2012, 08:08 PM   #8
onthekeg
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,788
Liked 73 Times on 58 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GilaMinumBeer View Post
I was more surprised to learn that they are carbonating in the keg rather than simply just pumping the beer to and fro and inline carbonating at the serving point.
Where did it say this? I am sure the kegs are carbonated already when received just like at any other location. CO2 is just used to push the beer to the taps.
__________________
onthekeg is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2012, 08:18 PM   #9
GilaMinumBeer
In yo' garage, steelin' yo parts.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oblivion
Posts: 47,323
Liked 4687 Times on 4343 Posts
Likes Given: 57

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by onthekeg View Post
Where did it say this? I am sure the kegs are carbonated already when received just like at any other location. CO2 is just used to push the beer to the taps.
Yes, but we are talking about taps that are hundreds of feet away in line length. To "push" beer through that much line would take an IMMENSE amount of gas pressure to combat line resistance and keep the system in balance.

A LOT of long draw systems, especially THIS long, rely on inline pumps to keep line pressure up and only use enough CO2 to feed the pumps. Then they boost the CO2 volumes at the dispensery through inline methods.

A paper article I was shown, Sports Illustrated IIRC, indicated that they relied solely on gas pressure for service and carbonation maintenance.
__________________
GilaMinumBeer is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2012, 08:27 PM   #10
Stevo2569
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: C-VILLE, Tn
Posts: 1,277
Liked 29 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Wow 550'. Think about all that beer thats wasted when cleaning the lines out. Not sure what dia of serving line but thats got to be several gallons.

__________________

Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire."
-David Rains Wallace


My Brewing Apparatus

Stevo2569 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 those who live in/near Madison WI looking for gas... BrewNinja1 Bottling/Kegging 2 04-15-2014 09:04 PM
Two Kegs But Only Room For One muse435 Bottling/Kegging 3 12-11-2010 03:20 PM
Brew Room robh1111975 Bottling/Kegging 14 09-25-2007 09:32 PM
Brew Room robh1111975 Bottling/Kegging 2 09-24-2007 06:17 PM