# Question: How many beers is a keg worth?

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## How much beers are in a keg?

Keg Sizing Information

on the brewery, beers are kegged in various size containers, as follows: 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) 1/6 barrel (20 Ltr) = 5.2 gallons = 41 pints = 55 12oz bottles (Sixtel)

## What is a keg worth?

At 30 pounds empty weight, a typical stainless steel keg might be worth around \$24 (January 2013 scrap price for 304 stainless steel of ~80 cents per pound). While the price of scrap fluctuates, recent history has shown that the scrap value of a keg is easily the same or higher than a typical \$20-30 deposit.

## Is it cheaper to buy a keg or cases of beer?

A standard keg contains 15.5 gallons, or 1,984 ounces. A case of Budweiser contains twenty-four 12oz. cans (288 total ounces) and costs about \$23. To get the same volume by ounce as a standard keg, you would need to buy seven cases of Budweiser for about \$160 – resulting in over \$55 in savings per keg.

## How long will keg beer last?

For a properly stored keg in a kegerator, how long the beer will remain fresh will depend on the style of beer. Pasteurized beers can stay fresh from three to six months. For non-pasteurized beers, you can expect the keg to stay fresh approximately two months.

## Is it illegal to sell beer kegs?

Did you know it is illegal to sell old kegs and casks? They still remain the property of the brewery. And yes even the ones from breweries that have closed. They are usually taken over by a different brewer.

## What can you do with empty beer kegs?

Here is a collection of weird and wonderful ways to transform the humble keg.

• Bar Stools. Your customers need a place to sit belly-up… why not on a container that held their beer before they did? …
• Planters. Talk about giving kegs new life! …
• Tables. …
• Grills. …
• Lights. …
• Urinals.

## How much does it cost to fill up a keg?

Keg Deposits and Tap Deposits

The cost for a keg deposit ranges from \$30-100. The average cost for a tap deposit is \$50-70. Deposits are fully refundable when keg and tap are returned.

## Is it worth getting a kegerator?

A kegerator provides over \$55 in savings per keg! Plus, you can get the bar experience at home for much less than heading out! Again, we can’t emphasize enough how different draft beer taste from a can or bottle. It will greatly increase your beer experience!

## Is beer on tap cheap?

2. Drink Cheaper Beer. Draft beer at a bar is almost always cheaper than its bottled equivalent. And the consensus of beer experts seems to be that draft beer is theoretically better.

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## How much is a pony keg?

About 15 kegs of full size beer will hold the beer. There are 165 12-ounce cups in a 5-gallon container, commonly called a half-keg.

How Much Is Pony Keg Of Beer?

1/6 Barrel Pony Keg
Full weight (lb) 58 – 60 88 – 90
Empty weight (lb) 11 25
What is the average price of keg \$90 – \$220 \$90 – \$160

## Can you Retap a keg?

The keg should be able to be tapped and re-tapped as desired if you use a true system that uses CO2 as the gas. This is due to not introducing an unfamiliar gas into the keg. The hand pump, while used to tap the keg, pumps in oxygen, or O2.

## Do kegs go flat?

Since a picnic pump uses oxygen instead of carbon dioxide, a tapped keg will only last about 12-24 hours depending on the type of beer and how much oxygen was pumped into it. The oxygen will cause the beer to go flat and spoil quickly if you don’t finish the keg within that time frame.

## Do kegs need to be kept cold?

Yes, most beers brewed in the US need to be refrigerated.

To store a keg of beer at room temperature it needs to be pasteurized so it will not spoil and most beer brewed in the US is not pasteurized. A typical keg needs to be kept between 36 and 38 degrees to maintain freshness and flavor.