How Many Kegs Should I Get?????

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fifis101

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Hi everyone,

I'm currently putting together a kegerator that'll hodl 4 corny kegs. I've only got 3 kegs so far and looking at getting more. I was first looking at getting 6 all up and that's roughly the equivalent in the number of bottles I used to have but now I'm not so sure I need that many seeing as it's a lot faster to get a beer from start to finish ready to drink with kegs comparesd to bottles. Should I get extra kegs that will need to be stored outside the kegerator I should I just stick with the 4 that the kegerator will hold? Does beer age better stored cold compared to ambient? etc etc. Let me know what you think.
 

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Depends what you drink, but if you are using a kegerator/ keezer then below 10 C I expect. But climate can be cool in your neck of the woods so some in keg conditioning in a cool place might work for you and then swap into kegerator once you have space. You might want a big stout " barrel aging " with some adjuncts and that can be done in a cool place in a keg. Or you might want to pressure ferment in a keg so you would need kegs for that.
 

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You ALWAYS want at least one keg spare, so you can fill it without having to wait until a keg is completely emptied. How many spare kegs you want sitting around is a matter of personal circumstances ($$$, storage space, drinking speed, etc).
 

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My keezer holds 5 with 3 taps, i have 4 kegs so 3 on tap and 1 spare for rotation. I plan to have wort cubed ready to go into the FV when i feel the emptying rate increases.
 

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6 would be the bare minimum, with 4 taps it's easy to have a couple of kegs blow at the same time (or a day or two apart) having one or two ready to go it's not a problem, but only having 4 kegs you'll end up with 2 two taps empty. It's amazing how quickly 19L can vanish if a couple of mates come round and it ends up in a session.
 

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Agree mark! I have 2 x50 litre commercial kegs on the go plus a 19 litre corny to use as an in between. I still get caught out especially when I hit the nail on the head with a great brew! Mates come around from everywhere lol🍻🍻🍻
 

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Then you find out how good a big stout tastes with 6 months in the keg, there’s one out of circulation for half a year...
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Tell me about it
12 kegs full and 6 cubes ready to go with nothing to put them in and no one to drink them
Plenty of ageing going on
 

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