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Old 12-09-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default Shouldn't you be able to save money buying kegs vs bottles?

I did the math and maybe I did it wrong but the only time you save is if you buy 1/2 of bud or some crap beer..

When you buy 1/6 of good beer you really seem to save almost nothing once you factor in c02 usage.. I don't understand why I am not seeing some decent savings.

I have homebrew on tap right now but still.. I want to have a To Go beer system for parties.

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Old 12-09-2009, 08:01 PM   #2
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You would think so, but it doesn't seem to be the case. When I've seen good beer in 5L mini-kegs, it's the same or higher than 12 oz bottles.

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Your not figuring in the cool factor. Anyone can serve beer in bottles.

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Old 12-09-2009, 08:05 PM   #4
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I want to have a To Go beer system for parties.
Buy these items. You have a To Go System.
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Or EdWort's Setup
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:15 PM   #5
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3 gallons is too much. Just looking to take 5L..

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Your not figuring in the cool factor. Anyone can serve beer in bottles.
Well it just kinda disappoints me the only break I get on beer is bud light.
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I did the math and maybe I did it wrong but the only time you save is if you buy 1/2 of bud or some crap beer..

When you buy 1/6 of good beer you really seem to save almost nothing once you factor in c02 usage.. I don't understand why I am not seeing some decent savings.

I have homebrew on tap right now but still.. I want to have a To Go beer system for parties.
1/6 barrels of craft beer are much cheaper than bottles in general. I don't know about you, but dispensing that much beer costs me well under a dollar in c02.
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1/6 barrels of craft beer are much cheaper than bottles in general. I don't know about you, but dispensing that much beer costs me well under a dollar in c02.
Where do you buy your craft beer and can you give me a link?
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:23 PM   #9
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Yeah most places will ding you for the "cool factor" for those "economy" re-usable half-gallon growlers. Only $9.99 to refill! 1/2 Gal = 64oz ... 6'er = 72oz. I'm sorry, I *like* Gorden Biersch, I just don't think their beer is on the same price demand footing as Great Lakes or DFH. Not a savings at all over just buying your fav 6'er of craft...

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My math:

$50 for a 1/6th = 53 12 oz beers or .95 per

need 9 6 packs for 54 beers
$8 per six pack (on the low side these days)
$8 x 9 = $72 or 1.34 per

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