Where can you buy full barrels? Not 1/2 keg.

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Hi.

My friends and I drink *a lot*. We work hard on the weekdays so we play
hard on the weekends.

Sometimes between <15-20 of us we go threw about 2 kegs a night. This
really doesn't add up @ $5/person; however, the only places around here
sell half-kegs. I'm talking about Kroger, Wal-Mart, etc...

I live in a college town, Knoxville - TN, so I would think mabey some
place will sell a barrel. I know they are difficult because of the size,
but I am hoping...

Any ideas on where a barrel of beer can be bought?

Thanks

Re: Where can you buy full barrels? Not 1/2 keg.

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Good luck. I can't say I've ever, ever seen a 31-gallon container of
beer in any store, in any bar, at any brewery. They're far too
cumbersome and unwieldy (it would weigh over 250 pounds, for
starters).

Why bother? Two half-kegs do the trick, and it isn't like you'd be
seeing a cost savings of any consequence. Sure it could make a really
cool table for the fraternity rec room, but otherwise it's pointless.

Witzel

Re: Where can you buy full barrels? Not 1/2 keg.
On 9/19/2004 11:26 PM, Dave Witzel wrote:
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Damn, I was hoping some place would sell them simply to sell them. :))

I've found little information on the 'net, too... usually people just
talking about full kegs which are really 1/2 a keg... Ah well, mabey one
day we will be able to buy in barrels like over in Germany. :)


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Most of the barrels there aren't full-sized either. Similar in size to the
American kegs. Smaller in many cases, like in brewpubs where they serve
straight from the barrel. As Dave pointed out, a full barrell is simply too
unwieldy for transport and distribution.

-Steve



Re: Where can you buy full barrels? Not 1/2 keg.

On Sun, 19 Sep 2004, Steve Jackson vociferated:

}
}> I've found little information on the 'net, too... usually people just
}> talking about full kegs which are really 1/2 a keg... Ah well, mabey one
}> day we will be able to buy in barrels like over in Germany. :)
}
}Most of the barrels there aren't full-sized either. Similar in size to the
}American kegs. Smaller in many cases, like in brewpubs where they serve
}straight from the barrel. As Dave pointed out, a full barrell is simply too
}unwieldy for transport and distribution.
}

 Only if it's being transported and distributed by a bunch of girly men.

 :-)

Dr H

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There's one in the display/museum area up at Yuengling. Just looking at the
old booger makes my lower back ache. Completely unwieldy beer container.

--
Lew Bryson

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available at <www.amazon.com>
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Re: Where can you buy full barrels? Not 1/2 keg.
On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 02:53:07 GMT, "Lew Bryson"

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They rolled them. The ribs on the side of the barrel were designed to
fascilitate rolling.



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Well, duh. I mean, they roll 500 lb. barrels of bourbon into the warehouse.
But at some point, you gotta lift the booger, if only to get it into the
car, eh? They also make two-man yokes for things like that.

--
Lew Bryson

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Author of "New York Breweries" and "Pennsylvania Breweries," 2nd ed., both
available at <www.amazon.com>
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or respond to it. Spam away.



Re: Where can you buy full barrels? Not 1/2 keg.

On Tue, 21 Sep 2004, Lew Bryson vociferated:

}> Good luck. I can't say I've ever, ever seen a 31-gallon container of
}> beer in any store, in any bar, at any brewery. They're far too
}> cumbersome and unwieldy (it would weigh over 250 pounds, for
}> starters).
}
}There's one in the display/museum area up at Yuengling. Just looking at the
}old booger makes my lower back ache. Completely unwieldy beer container.

 True, but wouldn't it be fun to /have/ one, just so you could say
 that you did?  :-)

Dr H

Re: Where can you buy full barrels? Not 1/2 keg.
On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 02:53:07 GMT, "Lew Bryson"

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The full barrel is used for the "guvmint revnooers" and output tallies
not for resale, for obvious reasons.  BOB

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You're complaining about drinking all night for $5.00?  You're lucky
your standards are so low.  Some of us have to pay more than that for
a single beer, and that's not even for the really good stuff.


Phil

Re: Where can you buy full barrels? Not 1/2 keg.
They don't sell them anymore.  Think about it, a 1/2 keg weighs around 160 lbs.
 Would you really want to move around 320 lbs. of beer?  How would you get it
into your car?  What would it fit in?  Stick with the 1/2s and keep your back
in tact.

Re: Where can you buy full barrels? Not 1/2 keg.
On 20 Sep 2004 16:31:42 GMT, kegworks@aol.com (Kegworks) wrote:

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Something else consider is how do you keep it cold?  Do they make
those blue plastic Home Depot tubs that size?


Phil

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http://hbd.org/nychg/
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It seems that with two kegs at least you could get a little variety
and not have 30 gallons of the same beer.

_Randal

Re: Where can you buy full barrels? Not 1/2 keg.
On 21 Sep 2004 09:35:30 -0700, frandalc@swbell.net (Randal Chapman)
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This guy's looking for the cheapest beer possible.  How much variety
can you get?


Phil
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visit the New York City Homebrewers Guild website:
http://hbd.org/nychg/
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   I have a feeling that somebody who wants a full barrel of
beer each night isn't really interested in variety.  Or taste.

   But I could be wrong.
--
Joel Plutchak                "Eat everything. Have fun." - Julia Child.
plutchak at [...]    

Re: Where can you buy full barrels? Not 1/2 keg.
plutchak@see.headers (Joel) wrote in message
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Well other than genuinely wondering what the answer would be my tongue
was held firmly in cheek.

_Randal

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Randal Chapman wrote:
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variety
tongue

LOL


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