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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
Gaptooth Brewhouse

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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.
The 'Original' Keezer!

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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.
Why the eff not... everyone else is starting a nano!!! I wanna!!!

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Old 07-17-2008, 02:35 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Chriso View Post
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.

Primary 1: Oktoberfest Lager
Primary 2: Apricot Wit
Primary 3: Christmas Warmer MkII
Primary 4: Apfelwein
Bottle conditioning: Vanilla Caramel Creme Ale
Bottle conditioning: Brain Spawn Saison
Bottle conditioning: Hot Shot Rye Red
On Tap 1: Barletariot Cream Ale
On Tap 2: 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.
You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. --Frank Zappa

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