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Old 01-17-2014, 02:48 AM   #1
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Default Saw this Levelcheck at the RV store today

It's a device that can measure the liquid level of propane tanks using ultrasound technology. I'm thinking it would probably work for beer kegs.
At $69 a pop, you would need to be a serious gadget geek, but might be the end-all to the age old dilemma of how to measure beer left in the keg.
http://www.levelcheck.com/us/


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Old 01-17-2014, 10:40 PM   #2
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Here is the cheaper non electric version. I have one but it does not get me any cool points.
http://www.amazon.com/Grill-Gauge-GG...=propane+scale


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No, that one get's you negative cool points... might as well take out the keg andf shake it to see how much is left.
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I like the price of the analog unit better.
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Get a digital luggage scale (found cheap everywhere online).

Use it for your propane tanks, kegs, grains and of course luggage.
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I wonder if this would work for CO2 tanks also?

Here is a cheaper version that es very similar.
http://www.amazon.com/Propane-GasGen...=propane+scale
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Get a digital luggage scale (found cheap everywhere online).

Use it for your propane tanks, kegs, grains and of course luggage.
I don't need a digital scale if I'm going to go to all the trouble of disconnecting my keg just so I can pull it out of the fridge to weigh it. Once I'm that far, I can just give it a shake to see how much is left.
BTW, I do have a digital scale for all my other needs.

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I wonder if this would work for CO2 tanks also?

Here is a cheaper version that es very similar.
http://www.amazon.com/Propane-GasGen...=propane+scale
I'm not sure how thick of tank material it will read through. Maybe.

I looked at the questions for that one, and see that it works by measuring the temp change... that won't work for kegs that are at a steady temp.

Don't get me wrong... I have no intention of buying a $69 gadget for measuring kegs, but I've seen guys wanting to McGuyver all kinds of things.


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