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How do I start Kegging at home?

How To Keg Your Homebrew

  1. Disassemble the Keg. Caution is in order here.
  2. Clean and Sanitize the Keg. If your keg is new it may seem reasonably clean, but we recommend cleaning it before the first use.
  3. Fill the Keg with Beer.
  4. Seal and Pressurize the Keg.
  5. Refrigerate.

How many kegs do I need for a 200 person wedding?

Our venue told us to plan for 1 keg per hundred. Whatever number we give them, they have one “on reserve.” So, we were thinking 2 kegs, plus on “on reserve” for 200 people.

How much does it cost to start Kegging?

Kegging is not for everybody. The most basic setup, which includes a keg, CO2 tank, regulator, and hoses will cost at least $175. Additional used kegs start at $35 and are often more than that.

Can you refill kegs?

Anyone can refill their keg with the right preparation. Just remember that gasses under pressure can do severe damage, and contamination will ruin a perfectly good batch of beer very quickly. Done right, the process will make you feel like a boozy mad scientist.

How long does a keg last once you tap it?

How Long Does a Keg Stay Fresh? For most beers on tap, dispensed with CO2, the rule of thumb is that non-pasteurized beer will retain its freshness for 45-60 days, if proper pressure and temperature are maintained. If you are serving up pasteurized draft beer, the shelf life is around 90-120 days.

What temperature should you set a Kegerator?

34-40 degrees
hours for a keg to settle, and to reach optimal temperature within the kegerator is key. This is always an essential for hosting a party with draft beer! 98% of all issues (especially foaming) arise from temp and pressure! Kegerator should be set to 34-40 degrees.

Is it cheaper to supply your own alcohol for a wedding?

1. Buy Your Own Booze. Buying booze at your go-to spot is a lot cheaper than purchasing drinks directly through a caterer. If your venue and caterer let you supply your own liquor, wine, and beer, you can hand-select your favorite brands without breaking the bank.

How much does a home keg system cost?

Breakdown of the Costs If you decide to buy a basic 6-tap system then it can cost you in the range of $300-$500. Then you will need to buy a kegerator that depending on its capacity can cost you anywhere between $1000-$5500.

What should I do when I have beer in my keg?

Once your beer is ready for serving and you have a clean keg, it’s time to prepare the keg and transfer the beer. First, sanitize the assembled keg thoroughly by completely filling it with a solution of your preferred sanitizer.

What should the carbonation level be in a keg?

Using the recipe or style guidelines, determine the ideal carbonation level, measured in volumes of CO 2, for the style you are kegging. Generally speaking 2.0 volumes of CO 2 will work if you are not sure where to start. With a target carbonation level in mind, next take the temperature of the beer in the keg.

What kind of tubing do you need for a keg?

Tubing: Food-grade tubing is needed to connect the CO 2 and faucet to the quick-disconnects. O-Rings: O-rings are rubber circles used to create a tight seal in areas like the hatch of the keg. If you bought used kegs, it is wise to replace all the O-rings, especially if they have stains or an aroma. Click on image for a closer view.

How long does it take to sanitize a keg of beer?

Allow the keg to sit with the sanitizer solution for 10 minutes, then flip it upside down (make sure the hatch is sealed!) and let it sit for another 10 minutes to ensure the top of the keg and the hatch are completely sanitized. Once the keg is sanitized, it is time to use CO2 to push the sanitizer out of the keg.