G'day all, I am after a little advice on kegging and living at two residences at once.
During the week I live and work in Toowoomba and on the weekends I zip home to the Gold Coast to spend time with the family. I just picked up 4 used 19l cornies on Facebook and after 3 years of brewing I'd like to get into kegging. The points to note are as follows: 1. The wife will only tolerate a kegerator in the townhouse on the Goldy, it's relatively small compared to all the houses we've lived in and so not an unreasonable request. 2. I mostly don't drink during the week as my job is safety critical and has random testing, and well, why risk it. 3. I'd like to share my beer with mates still and 19l doesn't leave much left over from my normal brew size. 4. Basically in the house in Toowoomba I can have any set up I like.
So do I: 1. Have a mini keg set up on the Goldy and bottle the other half of the each brew, or 2. Have two mini keg set ups and stuff the rest of em, or 3. Have a normal keg set up in Toowoomba and decant into bottles/mini kegs as necessary for beers on the weekend, or 4. Continue to bottle.
Is there anything I haven't thought of, options I've missed, what are the pros and cons? Thanks in advance for your thoughts and suggestions.
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" Henry Lawson
As you can’t (or best not to) drink in Toowoomba I’d be brewing there and filling the 4 x 19l kegs and put a kegerator in the townhouse. The kegerator will be basically all set to go and should accomodate 3 x 19l kegs. You’ll have a change over keg there as well, you can then bring your empties back to Toowoomba for refilling. As you like share a few beers with your mates 19l is a good size, mini kegs you’ll have to change over all the time.
I have a problem:- I hate empty kegs so I fill them but I hate full ones so I drink them.
A beer a day keeps the doctor a way. A keg a day keeps the coffin at bay
I'd get the kegerator in GC then. Then just get a mini-keg, or even just pour bottles off tap to bring to toowoomba for a couple beers during the week (bottles/growlers are super easy, but mini kegs, with reg + gas get expensive)
If that was a typo in your point 1, and you can only have a kegerator in toowoomba, then I would: - kegerator/kegs etc in toowoomba - also a jockey box in toowoomba - bring kegs + jockey box to GC for parties/when friends come round/every weekend
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