Just wondering,..in general,....how long does a full 5 gal keg last you on average? There has been times that I went to the well and got nothing but foam with full shock,..I have only been consuming for a week or two. So really,..how long?
MikeinRH said:.... You can ALWAYS tell when you're about to run out because your beer has the greatest clarity at that point.... have the luxury of conditioning my kegs for a minimum of four weeks before tapping.... There's absolutely no question that conditioned beer tastes better and looks better the longer you leave it undisturbed.
MikeinRH said:Tom: I've probably learned more from your posts than Palmer's book! Ha! I've found a pretty neat solution for preventing a situation you described where you ran out of gas at your party. It's a hand-held pump with a ball lock fitting that I can manually jack up the pressure to keep the beer flowing. Obviously, injecting air isn't a good thing if you end up with something other than an empty keg when it's time to go home. Attached is a photo of my solution for a great day on the golf course.
Maine Homebrewer said:One keg a year lasts for about four hours. It's the one I take to a coworker's bbq. The rest last for anywhere from two weeks to a month. All depends on how many different brews are on tap, and how much cribbage I play with the old guy next door. He likes to complain loudly that his neighbor shows up fairly regularly with a pitcher of homebrew. No one gives him any sympathy.
jomebrew said:How long will you last drinking 5 gallon cornys?
Assuming an 8% IPA, that works out to about 18 calories an ounce. For 5 gallons, that is over 11,000 calories.
To burn those calories with normal walking, you need to walk 2400 minutes or 40 hours.
For every pint, you need to walk 1 hour to burn off that pint.
(Based on a 45 year old male weighing 210 and 5'10" walking on sidewalk around 3 MPH)