Talk:Keg/Archive 1

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15 or 15.5?

At one point in the article, kegs are pronounced 15 gal. Otherwise, they're referred to as 15.5. I assume the second is correct, since it's half of 31.

Opening Table Thing

I dislike the opening table of equivilent values. The conversions have WAY to many significant figures, and the superscripts and subscripts tend to run together. I'd like to ask about the table before changing this article though, as I like the comment about the space-keg and how you cited your source for that little factoid. The table itself needs to be cleaned up a little though CoolMike 06:11, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I agree. At the minimum, it could be put into actual table mode, instead of simply using a <pre> box. Veritos 23:58, 29 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • The following is nonsense: Expression of the size of a keg in astronomical units presents a bit of a quandary. In the absence of gravity, CO2 comes out of solution with the liquid beer. However, Dutch scientists have invented a device for "space beer" which releases beer globules consumable with a straw. With this developement coming on the tails of their invention of a vacuum-powered space-pizza table suggests a dramatic increase in the quality of life among astronauts. --Wetman 05:22, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Why doesn't this article explain how a keg works??

Alabama Keg Law

Changed this to reflect the fact that there are lots of states with keg laws, and the fact that alabama's proposed law failed. Also changed heading to "Keg Law Registration". Instead linked to another wikipedia article about keg registration laws. I touched that article up a little, but it still needs work that I can't really do right now due to wikipedia ignorance.

Keg Warning Label

Would the author be able to provide a picture of the warning label and what state requires the label?

I was the auther of that original post, and that is a good idea about the picture, but would it be considered too commercial? I am in no way affiliated with Anheuser-Busch, I just happened to think it was interesting how they had a warning lable on the keg cap. I'll see if I can't find the cap, or maybee even a nicer one and take a picture of it...Thanks alot for the suggestion, sorry for the delayed response. CoolMike 16:11, 16 October 2006 (UTC)


Surely a link to a page telling you how to build your own keg fridge doesn't need its own sub-headline. Should it even be on the "Keg" page at all?

No, it shouldn't. It's an ad.

space beer

exactly what space beer (a globule consumable with a straw) is, or how it answers the problem of kegs at high elevation is unclear at best. does that remark even need to be there? Youdontsmellbad 05:56, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

Picture is of what size keg?

It should be clarified what size keg is illustrated in the picture.

  • Good suggestion, I added the kegs size to the caption. Not sure if I should include the US Gallon text or just call it a 15.5 gallon keg, suggestions would be helpful. CoolMike 16:17, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Weight of 15.5 Gallon keg? 145lbs or 170lbs?

The list notes that:

  • Kegs usually weigh 145 lb.

but the table below says they weigh 170lbs. OSHA says 162lbs. And the Australian equivalent to OSHA (I'm guessing) says 62kg (~136lbs). I'm going with OSHA on this one, and deleting the 145lbs line and leaving the table as is.

Is This Vandalism Under "Games involving Kegs"?

The last sentences in the paragraph that begins with "Keg races" say the following:

  • "But Joakim Noah is not allowed to participate in fear of mono or ugliness being spread. And Greg Paulus still isn't enough of a "big boy" to drink alcohol."

I think these sentences should be removed. 03:34, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Follow-up by original poster on the following day: The sentences were removed shortly after I posted this. 15:49, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

I removed the LateNightShots paragraph per WP:Notability and Wikipedia:Wikipedia_is_not_for_things_made_up_in_school_one_day.

Purpose of the keg?

The article says, "The keg was introduced in the early 1960s to allow for more efficient cleaning and filling in breweries." I have added [citation needed], because I have always understood the purpose to be (as the Keg beer article says) to make for easier handling at the point of dispense. Any idiot can serve keg beer, whereas cask ale requires care and attention. Rodparkes 02:57, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Merge of keg beer

I've merged in the keg beer article. I think it went fairly smoothly. LightYear 01:06, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Pony keg

I've also heard "pony keg" used for a keg-shaped container of 2¼ U.S. gallons, which is/was made by at least one manufacturer, a size equivalent to a case of 24 twelve fluid ounce cans (288 U.S. fl oz = 2¼ gal). It has been some time since I've seen one of them. That's considerably smaller than the quarter-barrel called a pony keg here, 349 times as large. It had another name, too: maybe Tapper, a trademark? Does that deserve mention here? Probably not, if it is just a minor historical oddity of a marketing ploy. Gene Nygaard 14:39, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

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Differences between a keg and a cask

This section is worded very clumsily, and I"m not sure what it's supposed to mean. Can somebody fix it?Harksaw (talk) 00:21, 30 August 2008 (UTC)


Given that Kegger redirects here, I think the article could use a litte more context. The fact is that kegs are typically only used in places like bars or restaurants where fairly large volumes of beer are served, and large parties, where beer is ofter considered a focal point of a party; hence "kegger". ce1984 (talk) 07:34, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

"most pubs in the UK"

The article states that "Today most pubs in the UK will serve both keg and cask beer.". This is simply not true. While in some areas a large proportion serve both, in a lot of areas it is very hard to find Cask Ale.robferrer (talk) 14:29, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

You're right. I wish it was true, but it sadly isn't. In Scotland, for instance, you'll be extremely lucky to find cask ales anywhere outside of the large cities, and even there those that do are very much in the minority. I've changed most to many. (talk) 00:37, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

wrong picture text

keg cutaway

The picture is German keg size (you can see the inscription "Dortmunder Krone" for a Dortmund brewery) so this is really a metric 50 litres keg - however the current article reads "15,5 gallon keg". Has it been marked like that for an intention? Guidod (talk) 12:35, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

No responce -> I've changed the text on the picture to the correct "50 liter DIN keg, ..." caption. Guidod (talk) 17:30, 22 March 2009 (UTC)