This would trip me up after 2 beers I think. "I put a penny in the...uh...oh hell!"Not an original idea, but I read it in another thread years ago and thought it was clever. Put 2 cups on your kegerator, one for full keg and one for an empty keg. Now put 50 pennies in the full keg cup. Every time you pour a beer, take a penny from the full cup and put it in the empty cup.
well, i do it a few ways....sound & science. if you knock a keg with your knuckles the sound is a dead give away for how much is in it....and science, i count every 12oz pour and write it down and can get a good idea by looking at my records.....
i saw someone that keeps their kegs on a digital scale in the fridge that stays on 24/7 though...would be more accurate then my methods....but i just try to make sure i have ANOTHER full keg as back up at all times....
Bracc, I appreciate that you keep track of your pours, but if I did that I might realize I drink too much .
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OK up front I'm new to kegging but it didn't take me long to think "how much is in the keg"? I'm thinking weigh an empty keg, weigh the partial, do some math on weight of beer and determine how much is left in the keg.
How do you do it? Thanks for any better way,
hmmm...works as long as all your pours are a "standard" 12oz. Pints will not last 50 servings.Not an original idea, but I read it in another thread years ago and thought it was clever. Put 2 cups on your kegerator, one for full keg and one for an empty keg. Now put 50 pennies in the full keg cup. Every time you pour a beer, take a penny from the full cup and put it in the empty cup.
I have used tally marks on a pad before. It gives you a chance to adjust for the size of the pour a little. Mixed success there.I've never tried it myself, but I assume it gets you close. I actually tap the keg with my finger and listen to the sound. Kind of like thumping a watermelon. My method doesn't tell my how many pours I have left, but lets me know that I'm getting low.
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