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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 07-17-2008, 01:53 PM   #21
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4 taps on my beverage-air w/ 2 extra co2 lines for carbonating and 10 cornies

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Old 07-17-2008, 02:05 PM   #22
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Currently 5 taps, soon to be 7, and about 24 kegs. But I like to condition for a long time in the keg, and I bring a lot to social gatherings.

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Old 07-17-2008, 02:08 PM   #23
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six taps (5 regular and 1 stout) and I have 8 kegs.. definitely need a bunch more for further conditioning. I have a half-dozen carboys that are almost always filled as secondaries and as soon as I keg kicks, I'll fill it with something from a secondary and drop it in the walk-in for further conditioning.
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:35 PM   #24
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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?
I'm currently limited to 2 taps and 5 kegs. This is fine for now but like Chriso said, once I start brewing 10 gallon batches for proven favorite recipes, then more kegs may be needed, especially for beers benefitting from cellaring.

That said, I still like bottling certain beers, too, and probably always will bottle belgians, weird experimentals, and big beers, which won't be drank frequently enough to make them tap-worthy.

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Primary 2: Apricot Wit
Primary 3: Christmas Warmer MkII
Primary 4: Apfelwein
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:41 PM   #25
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I've got three kegs with one tap now. My goal is to have three taps and a few more conditioning. I have been trying to get to the point where I brew 10 gal batches of house session ales which will get split into kegs and bottles. The bottles would then go to my brothers who share the work of brewing.

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