# Question: How Much Is A Half Barrel Keg?

## Is a keg worth the money?

A keg in the U.S.

is half a barrel, which is 15.5 gallons of beer — approximately equal to 165 12-ounce bottles of beer.

So, if you’re having a party with 40 people, everyone gets around four drinks.

Even if you’re having a smaller get-together, a keg could be worth it, depending on how long everyone will be there..

## Is it better to keg or bottle beer?

Kegging simply requires a lot more equipment than bottling. Most homebrewers don’t bottle directly from the primary fermentor, but it can be done in a pinch. … Dedicated DIYers no doubt love digging into such things, but bottles offer fewer distractions from the beer and fewer opportunities for things to break.

## How many 30 packs of beer are in a keg?

There are 15.5 gallons of beer in a full keg. There are 5.5, 30 packs of beer in a full keg.

## How many beers are in a half keg?

Keg Sizing Information 1/2 barrel = 15.5 gallons = 124 pints = 165 12oz bottles – (Full Size Keg) 1/4 barrel = 7.75 gallons = 62 pints = 83 12oz bottles (Pony Keg)

## What size keg fits in a Kegerator?

A United States standard keg is 15.5 Gallons, commonly called a half barrel. These kegs are usually 23.3 inches tall, with a diameter of 16 to 17.2 inches. This keg contains enough beer to fill 6.9 cases of 12 ounce beer, or 124 pints.

## How many 8 ounce beers are in a keg?

This is what most people know as “a keg,” but the half barrel name throws them off. One of these has 15.5 gallons of beer in it. That means you can get 165 12 oz. beers from it, or 124 16 oz.

## How heavy is an empty beer keg?

about 30 lb.A full keg of Anchor beer should weigh about 140 lb. The empty weighs about 30 lb., but can vary a bit depending on the manufacturer (we’ve had several), and the beer itself weighs 110 lb. For all practical purposes beer weighs the same as water, which is 8.34 lb.

## How do you keep a keg cold?

Buy a small plastic trash. Insert the keg and surround with ice. Add cold water and a handful of salt to make it colder. Keep it under water and ice and you’re good to go.

## Is it cheaper to buy keg or cans?

Cost Analysis: The cost of having a keg is actually slightly more than canned beer if you can find it on sale. Given the perception that buying in bulk is usually cheaper, this was a surprise to me. The bottom line is, the cost of having keg beer and canned beer is very similar.

## What’s the smallest keg you can buy?

Comparing Keg Sizes & Types:Capacity (gal / oz)Width (Diameter)Mini Keg1.32 / 1696¾”Cornelius Keg5.0 / 6409″Sixth Barrel5.16 / 6619¼”Quarter Barrel7.75 / 99216⅛”4 more rows

## How much does a half barrel keg serve?

How Many Beers In A Keg?Cornelius KegHalf Barrel KegCapacity (gal / oz / L)5.0 gal 640 oz 18.93L15.5 gal 1,984 oz 58.67LPints (16 oz)40124Bottles / Cans (12oz)53165Growlers (64 oz)1031Jan 2, 2020

## Is a half barrel the same as a keg?

A keg, or half-barrel is a 15.5 U.S. gallon vessel. A quarter-barrel has a volume of 7.75 U.S. gallons.

## Can you untap a keg with beer in it?

In the sense that you are asking, no it won’t do anything to spoil the beer. Just do exactly as you say and unhook the keg, leaving the keg pressurized.

## How long does a tapped keg last?

A good rule of thumb is that the shelf life for a keg of pasteurized beer is about 90-120 days (or 3-4 months), and unpasteurized draft beer will last about 45-60 days (or 6-8 weeks) when stored at the proper temperature.

## How much is a half barrel keg weigh?

160 poundsThe full keg weight of a half barrel keg is 160 pounds, and its empty keg weight is 30 pounds. That means there are 130 pounds of beer in a full half barrel keg.

## Can a keg be tapped twice?

you can tap a keg, dispense half, set it aside, re-tap… etc. the frequency you tap does not matter. temperature is the most important thing. do not allow the beer to ever get warm, and the closer you can keep it at 38 will increase the fresh life of the beer.

## How do I know if my keg is aluminum or stainless steel?

Sometimes kegs have information pressed onto them near the bottom skirt or the top. Like when they were made, material, capacity, etc. If you match a number on your keg to one of the following steel grades, then you’ve got a stainless steel keg.

## What does keg mean?

(Entry 1 of 2) 1 : a small cask or barrel having a capacity of 30 gallons or less. 2 : the contents of a keg. keg.