How much beer is in the keg?

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foxtrot

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Has anyone come across a device that shows the beer level in a corny keg? It would be nice to see how much is left "at a glance". I'm thinking maybe some kind of strip on the side of the keg that shows this. Usually I just lift to get a feel, but its hard to do that with the kegs in the back of the fridge...
 

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If you leave the door on the kegger open for 5 minutes, you'll see a distinct difference in condensation (more where the beer is and less or none where there's no beer). I don't know that there's any kind of strip that would do this for you.
 

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Yeah, that's the thing. While the keg is being chilled, the beer and keg shell is sitting at the same temp. You have to quickly warm up the keg shell for a difference to show up. The beer will quickly recool the metal that it's touching while the empty section will remain warm. I just pick the keg up and gauge the weight a bit. You can also tap on the side with a knuckle and it makes a different sound when it hits beer.
 

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