At some bars or pubs, or maybe at some movies you watched, you will find a keg of beer often times. There are wooden, aluminum, and steel keg of beer which is usually used to transport and store beers. However, to make it simpler, the keg of beer is commonly used to serve beer nowadays. For those who want to start running a bar, it is important to understand the keg of beer in order to consider if it is worthy to have or not.
Generally, a keg is a 15.5 U.S gallon barrel, which is usually called a half-barrel, or 58.67 liters. There are some known types of keg, Cornelius Keg, Sixth Barrel, Quarrel Barrel, and Mini Keg.
A Cornelius Keg, which is also known as a Home Brew Keg was originally used in the soft drink industry. However, it becomes common in use to store and dispense beer, especially homebrewed.
The next is Sixth Barrel, which is a choice for those who look for any kegs that are smaller than a half barrel. Its size and volume is similar to the Cornelius keg’s. There is a stainless Micromatic brand sixth barrel keg that weighs around 14-15pounds when it is empty, and around 58-60 pounds when it is full of fluid.
While Quarter Barrel, or known as Pony Keg can contain around 7.75 US gallons or 29.33 liters which means it is half the size of the standard keg of beer and same to a quarter of a barrel. This type of keg can be a good choice for those who prefers serving beer for a medium-sized party, around 10-20 people.
The next type keg of beer is Mini Keg, which contain 5 liters of fluid. However, this keg is being made of aluminum, instead of woods.