How to Save Money on Beer With Kegs

Beer is one expense many people do not want to cut out of their budget. If you fall into this category, a better idea is to reduce spending without reducing the quality of the beer.

The more expensive beer is typically made with higher quality ingredients. Beer is basically barley, hops and water, but cheaper beer is cheap because they use cheap ingredients like rice, corn and other cheap fermentable in place of some of the barley to cut costs. It is easy to reduce cost by just buying cheaper ingredients, but then you usually reduce the quality. Reducing cost by reducing quality is never a good option for a beer connoisseur. There are a few ways to reduce beer costs and still maintain high quality.

The average consumer buys beer in 6 packs, 12 packs or cases of 12 oz bottles. This is convenient and handy, but there is a significant amount of the cost in the packing and the materials. Each bottle costs money and takes longer per ounces to fill. When you buy 12 bottles, drink them and throw them away, you are spending extra money to throw away all of those bottles. As with most products, you pay more for packaging. For more facts about beer kegs, visit this website at http://www.ehow.com/how_7439549_remove-tap-keg.html .

When you buy a keg of beer you are actually buying a half barrel (15.5 gallons or 165 bottles of beer) or a quarter barrel (7.75 gallons or 82 bottles of beer) and you are only paying for 1 container and you can trade it in and use it again. Full barrels are 31 gallons and are typically only sold to large venues such as sporting arena. You can usually buy beer in a keg for half the price per ounce compared to beer in bottles, go here for more info!

The main problem with kegs is that if you do not have a good CO2 tap system, they will go flat in a few days and the average household will not drink a keg before it goes flat. If you want to buy kegs, you are best off to invest in a good tap system and probably a mini fridge. This can cost a few hundred dollars, but once a good system is set up, your beer budget can be cut in half. Your $100 a month beer budget can turn into a $50 a month beer budget. Your new setup should be paid off with a few kegs.

Keg beer comes in almost every variety that is already in your local liquor store and sometimes you can special order kegs. If you like to drink micro-brews, you can often purchase kegs from your local brewers, click here to get started!