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Has Anyone Noticed that the beer in a keg seems to evaporate?

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Obadiah Boondoggle

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I set up a keg for drinking assuming that it will last me for a certain number of nights

But it never does

Is this perhaps evaporation or do I have a hole in the keg?

Or might there be another reason?

Any ideas/suggestions
 

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I set up a keg for drinking assuming that it will last me for a certain number of nights

But it never does

Is this perhaps evaporation or do I have a hole in the keg?

Or might there be another reason?

Any ideas/suggestions
Are you drinking pints or half litres when you pouring as you will get 33.4 pints from a 19l keg but less when you account for wastage.
 

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You were sold a keg of a certain size, but they gave you a smaller one, perhaps.
Also, I do recall that there's an element of "shrinkage" in the licensed trade. Don't know if that runs over to homebrew, though.
 

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I have the same problem with the mini kegs that I use. I know when I fill them that they take five litres but it seems to run out very quickly once tapped.
 

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You were sold a keg of a certain size, but they gave you a smaller one, perhaps.
Also, I do recall that there's an element of "shrinkage" in the licensed trade. Don't know if that runs over to homebrew, though.
Shrinkage in the pub trade is down too overpouring/topping up etc...
 

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I set up a keg for drinking assuming that it will last me for a certain number of nights

But it never does

Is this perhaps evaporation or do I have a hole in the keg?

Or might there be another reason?

Any ideas/suggestions
a secret home brew drinker? (To the tune of a lemonade advert) or perhaps there is a Humphrey about........
 

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Wine bottles are definitely getting smaller too ...
 

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And as for the rest of you,you're having delusions...it's called being a fat drunk...well that's according to Mrs Clint..
 

Obadiah Boondoggle

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How long does the beer keep in a keg roughly?
In my house not very long

I have, therefore, no experience on which to draw

However, providing your seals are not leaking I can't see why it wouldn't last as long as commercially bottled beer i.e. 12 - 18 months

Would be interested to hear other views from any one who is able to leave their beer alone for that long
 

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a secret home brew drinker? (To the tune of a lemonade advert) or perhaps there is a Humphrey about........
a secret home brew drinker? (To the tune of a lemonade advert) or perhaps there is a Humphrey about........
Your reference to ads maybe dated your formative years

I imagine that you are younger than I

"We used to have to lick road clean before breakfast"
 
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