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onetree
12-12-2013, 11:51 PM
Hey guys,

We are moving into kegging which is a different world than bottles that's for sure. We plan on carrying for right now 1/4 slim (7.2G) kegs. I'm ordering kegs next week and I'm curious to see the turnover per location.

This is a general question: how many kegs a month per location should I expect roughly. Should I expect a keg a week? 1-2 a month? Like I said this is a generality of what your deliveries are like.


Thank you and merry Christmas

Grant

pjbroyles
12-17-2013, 07:40 AM
Loaded question for sure with a lot of variables. Whatever you come up with, figure at least three kegs per tap handle. One serving, one backup and one in transit/cleaning.

onetree
12-21-2013, 10:11 AM
Loaded question for sure with a lot of variables. Whatever you come up with, figure at least three kegs per tap handle. One serving, one backup and one in transit/cleaning.

Yeah I can def. understand that it is a loaded question. Thanks for your input!

TonyT
12-21-2013, 07:17 PM
Loaded question for sure with a lot of variables. Whatever you come up with, figure at least three kegs per tap handle. One serving, one backup and one in transit/cleaning.

If you are required to use a 3rd party distributor, like we are, figure more like 5-6 per handle, at least. One on draft, one backup, two-three back stock at the distributor, one-two in transit/awaiting cleaning/filling.

Dailybeer
12-22-2013, 12:09 PM
I have chimed (could not resist) in on this question several times and I encourage you to read the many posts about: how many kegs do I need?

Bottom line is that you are asking two different questions:

1) How many kegs do I need in my float?
2) How many kegs do I need in house so that I can keep emptying tanks? If you package this number is lower than if you are draft only. This is where I messed up when I opened

My advise is this:
1) You can never have too many kegs.
2) Have a reserve pool of kegs that will empty your largest brite twice. These are in addition to any other numbers you calculate.
3) I would re-look at halfs. Have some, even 50 or 100. You may need more than you think. I sure did.

Best of luck!

DGcrowdbrewed
01-08-2014, 05:07 PM
It is always best to have more than you think you'll need. You never know when one will break and need repair. We produce around 2000 bbls a year and have close to 150 1/2bbl kegs. Before we got serving tanks, we were virtually always cleaning kegs and usually had about 10 that needed repairs of some type.