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View Poll Results: How long will 5 gallons of Homebrew last at a party?
1 hour 16 14.68%
2 hours 44 40.37%
3 hours 29 26.61%
4 hours 12 11.01%
5 hours 0 0%
6 hours 0 0%
7 hours 2 1.83%
Took some home 6 5.50%
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:14 PM   #1
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I'm interested in some feedback on how long a keg of homebrew will last at a party. Please post from experience.

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:25 PM   #2
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The first time I served homebrew at a party I had only a 3 gal. keg. That lasted about 45 min. At the last Oktoberfest, the O'fest keg was kicked within 2 hrs and we did some pretty serious damage on two other kegs before the night was out.

At last year's pig roast I had 3 kegs and a friend brought another. I had less than two gallons left at the end. I've got 4 ready to go for this years (in two weeks ). I think these will all get kicked this year (Bitters, Alt, Koelsch, and Bav. Wheat).
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:33 PM   #3
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About 2 hours. Set your watch.

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:44 PM   #4
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i finished my first keg with 4 people in 3-4 hours

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:53 PM   #5
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My only experience taking HB to parties is HBC meetings, so that's a bit of a cheat.
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:15 PM   #6
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Last month we threw a party that killed two kegs. I'm guessing the party lasted 6 hours, so I voted for 3 hours. But we also drank a bunch of bottles and likely would have put a good dent into a third keg if we had made it available. The number of people at the party, and how much they like to drink are pretty big variables.

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:22 PM   #7
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I made 15 gallons for a wedding a couple months back and they were killed in about an hour and a half. It depends on size of crowd and having good drinkers.

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:25 PM   #8
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Depends on a lot of things, how many people, for one thing?

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:29 PM   #9
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Depends on a lot of things, how many people, for one thing?
Good question. At least a dozen. I mean, how many times have you taken 5 gallons to a party with only 4 people. I would, if they were all beer drinkers like me and that was the only drink, but for general purposes, think of a real party with at least 12+ people.

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:32 PM   #10
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2-3 hours with 12-13 people. I've had five gallons go as quick as an hour though on a hot day.

 
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