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View Poll Results: How Many Kegs Do you NEED?
1 or 2 4 6.06%
3 to 6 24 36.36%
6 to 9 18 27.27%
9 to 12 5 7.58%
13++++++++ 15 22.73%
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:44 PM   #11
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How many kegs do I want Vs. how many do I have. Currently I own 14, but I could use another 10 or so to really be in the money. I have stopped using secondary carboys and just doing my secondary fermentation in kegs, then transferring from one keg to another.

Speaking of which anyone in massachusetts want to buy some 5 gallon glass carboys I thinnk I have about 12 of them but could sell 6 or so.

No matter how rich you are, you can still only drink 16 or 17 liters of beer a day.

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Old 07-16-2008, 09:55 PM   #12
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I've got four taps with room for two more, but one is soda water. 15 kegs, but only seven in use right now. I tend to brew in clusters, so that number varies. Come Fall, there'll be 3-4 ciders depending on the blackberry crop.

Right now I need to brew, but my back is out.

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Old 07-16-2008, 10:38 PM   #13
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so far I have not kegged a batch, but am going to soon. I have 8 kegs,4taps,and SICK OF BOTTLES
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:09 PM   #14
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4 kegs and 3 taps...

as soon as we move to a larger apartment i'll be ordering atleast 4 more kegs...
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:24 AM   #15
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I have 10 kegs and 3 taps. I'll let you know how many kegs you need if I ever get the last one filled before emptying the first. If you go through 1 keg a week and brew in 10 gall batches and ferment for 2 weeks and condition for 5 weeks and dont want to go dry hmmm. oh it hurts.. I need another beer.
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:29 AM   #16
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I've got 2 taps and 8 - Edit: 10. Just bought 2 more. kegs. I want to be up to 14 kegs minimum by New Years'. I want to start doing a lot of higher-gravity long-aging beers that will eventually be bottled, but will probably be in a keg for conditioning for at least 3 months minimum.

I mean, -IF- I stick purely to 5-gal batches, I could "get by" on 8 for many years to come. But I want to hammer out the glitches and start brewing 10 gal at a time for anything "proven".... and do 5-gal for my test batches only. And at THAT point, I'll need 14, you betcha dontcha know?

And then once I wander off into the world of sour beers and bugs.... then I'll need a dedicated kegerator, dedicated lines, and dedicated kegs....

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Old 07-17-2008, 12:37 AM   #17
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Got 2 taps at the moment and 6 kegs, this manages ok as i usually have a keg spare ready for the next brew, But i only brew about once a month, if you drink more then you could brew more.
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:18 AM   #18
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I have 2 taps and 7 kegs. I just picked up 3 of them for long term aging of beers. As a general rule, Bobby is right. Kegs required = (taps x 2) +1.

I'll probably end up with more than 13 soon, because I brew much faster than I can drink it. I prefer kegs for storage because they have a much smaller footprint.
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:01 AM   #19
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2 taps and 4 five gallon cornies and 1 three gallon corny for portability. I can't drink it fast enough to need more than 4 cornies, I had bought four more, but gave them away rather than let them sit in the garage collecting dust.

If the next house has more room, then I'll move up from the Sanyo to a keezer.
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:40 PM   #20
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I have 4 ball lock faucets and currently have 8 ball lock kegs. I'm thinking I need at least 4 more kegs for naturally conditioning and aging of big beers, like the 999 Barleywine.

I'm still doing 5 gallon batches.

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