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Title: ive gotta ask
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on November 20, 2014, 11:31:43 PM
Has this happened to you.....

So I'm siting here on a cold winters night. my German mustard has arrived and by the way, its perhaps one of my greatest pleasures in life. anyway, I've got a keg that I'm drawing off, and i lift it feeling the weight to determine how much is left....for the record I've done this a few times over the last week. so tonight I pour a pint, and lift and am certain I'm at my last pint. yet, something magical and mystical happens...its not the last pint; Au Contraire, somehow the beer fairy has shown up and keeps the beer flowing. not one pint, not two, but three and still not a sound of gasping C02.  Not sure if its just  me, but this is one of life's simple pleasures.  ::)
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: HoosierBrew on November 20, 2014, 11:57:27 PM
Oh no, it's not just you. My kegs fall into one of three categories :

1/ I swear only 2.5 gallons out of 5 should be gone and the damn thing's sucking air already. It's magic, but dark magic.

2/ It's a beer I think is 'pretty good', but not what I'd hoped for. Of course my friends love it , but I drink from the other taps mostly. Keg takes FOREVER to kick, in an annoying way.

3/ The magical keg that manages to store 7 gallons (5 gallon capacity). I've had it happen several times. Like last New Year's Eve when the beer kicked as expected but my keg of cider seemed to last forever. My wife and I and several of our friends drank out of that keg for what seemed like forever, well past the point it should've been empty - just a 5% cider. It was like the episode of Seinfeld where Kramer and the car salesman drove the car way past the point the needle was on 'E' and kept going. Harry Potter would've been proud of that keg.
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on November 21, 2014, 12:00:08 AM
Oh no, it's not just you. My kegs fall into one of three categories :

1/ I swear only 2.5 gallons out of 5 should be gone and the damn thing's sucking air already. It's magic, but dark magic.

2/ It's a beer I think is 'pretty good', but not what I'd hoped for. Of course my friends love it , but I drink from the other taps mostly. Keg takes FOREVER to kick, in an annoying way.

3/ The magical keg that manages to store 7 gallons (5 gallon capacity). I've had it happen several times. Like last New Year's Eve when the beer kicked as expected but my keg of cider seemed to last forever. My wife and I and several of our friends drank out of that keg for what seemed like forever, well past the point it should've been empty - just a 5% cider. It was like the episode of Seinfeld where Kramer and the car salesman drove the car way past the point the needle was on 'E' and kept going. Harry Potter would've been proud of that keg.

awesome- i now feel I'm amongst the dazed and confused!
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: Stevie on November 21, 2014, 12:05:46 AM
I spent a night force kicking a keg once as I needed to package something the next day for a party. I thought it was only a couple of pints, but 6 fills later I was more than dazed and confused.
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: a10t2 on November 21, 2014, 12:12:39 AM
I keep forgetting to mark which one it is, but one of my kegs is bigger on the inside.
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on November 21, 2014, 12:44:10 AM
3.25 pints...now its kicked :o that's the bad news.

good news- 10 gallons on the same brew in kegs ready to go.
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: jeffy on November 21, 2014, 12:53:49 AM
I keep forgetting to mark which one it is, but one of my kegs is bigger on the inside.
Does it resemble the shape of an English call box?
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: el_capitan on November 21, 2014, 01:19:12 AM
You guys are not alone  :D  Happens to me all the time too.  I like HoosierBrew's keg classification scheme.
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: thirsty on November 21, 2014, 02:32:54 AM
Isn't there some sort of religious holiday connected to a similar miracle of a critical item lasting longer than it should? Beer? Oil? Something like that....
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: klickitat jim on November 21, 2014, 05:07:53 AM
Isn't there some sort of religious holiday connected to a similar miracle of a critical item lasting longer than it should? Beer? Oil? Something like that....
Fruit cake maybe?
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: beersk on November 21, 2014, 02:01:01 PM
I keep forgetting to mark which one it is, but one of my kegs is bigger on the inside.
Does it resemble the shape of an English call box?
That many beers and one tends to feel like a tardis...
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: factory on November 21, 2014, 02:45:54 PM
I keep forgetting to mark which one it is, but one of my kegs is bigger on the inside.
Does it resemble the shape of an English call box?
I'm going to label my never ending keg "TARDIS".  LOL  Good one.
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: blatz on November 21, 2014, 02:51:08 PM
jon hit it on the head. 

I've had IPA kegs that kick in 2 weeks and i nearly cry when they are gone, and then I have kegs of good but not great beer that take FOREVER to kick - such as the vienna i've had on tap since July - I have 2 kegs of awesome robust porter behind it and I keep trying to get to it, yet there are 2 other great beers on tap next to it...
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: AnimALE on November 21, 2014, 03:36:06 PM
Has this happened to you.....

So I'm siting here on a cold winters night. my German mustard has arrived and by the way, its perhaps one of my greatest pleasures in life. anyway, I've got a keg that I'm drawing off, and i lift it feeling the weight to determine how much is left....for the record I've done this a few times over the last week. so tonight I pour a pint, and lift and am certain I'm at my last pint. yet, something magical and mystical happens...its not the last pint; Au Contraire, somehow the beer fairy has shown up and keeps the beer flowing. not one pint, not two, but three and still not a sound of gasping C02.  Not sure if its just  me, but this is one of life's simple pleasures.  ::)

I love when that happens..when you are expecting the keg to kick and it just keeps flowing..thats always great
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: denny on November 21, 2014, 04:59:40 PM
Has this happened to you.....

So I'm siting here on a cold winters night. my German mustard has arrived and by the way, its perhaps one of my greatest pleasures in life. anyway, I've got a keg that I'm drawing off, and i lift it feeling the weight to determine how much is left....for the record I've done this a few times over the last week. so tonight I pour a pint, and lift and am certain I'm at my last pint. yet, something magical and mystical happens...its not the last pint; Au Contraire, somehow the beer fairy has shown up and keeps the beer flowing. not one pint, not two, but three and still not a sound of gasping C02.  Not sure if its just  me, but this is one of life's simple pleasures.  ::)

It only happens to me when I'm trying ti kill an almost empty keg to put another one on tap.  I keep drinking and drinking and there's still beer left....
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on November 21, 2014, 05:18:06 PM
Has this happened to you.....

So I'm siting here on a cold winters night. my German mustard has arrived and by the way, its perhaps one of my greatest pleasures in life. anyway, I've got a keg that I'm drawing off, and i lift it feeling the weight to determine how much is left....for the record I've done this a few times over the last week. so tonight I pour a pint, and lift and am certain I'm at my last pint. yet, something magical and mystical happens...its not the last pint; Au Contraire, somehow the beer fairy has shown up and keeps the beer flowing. not one pint, not two, but three and still not a sound of gasping C02.  Not sure if its just  me, but this is one of life's simple pleasures.  ::)

It only happens to me when I'm trying ti kill an almost empty keg to put another one on tap.  I keep drinking and drinking and there's still beer left....

um right....yeah, that sucks  ::)
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: a10t2 on November 21, 2014, 05:22:34 PM
It only happens to me when I'm trying ti kill an almost empty keg to put another one on tap.  I keep drinking and drinking and there's still beer left....

For me, it's always when I have another beer to keg in the morning. I'll think, "there can't possibly be more than two or three pints left…" Famous last words.
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: jeffy on November 22, 2014, 01:16:39 PM
On the other hand I have found that when bottling for competitions, the keg in question rarely has enough for three full bottles.
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: davidgzach on November 22, 2014, 03:37:24 PM
It only happens to me when I'm trying ti kill an almost empty keg to put another one on tap.  I keep drinking and drinking and there's still beer left....

For me, it's always when I have another beer to keg in the morning. I'll think, "there can't possibly be more than two or three pints left…" Famous last words.

THIS!  Need a keg, swear there is 1-2 pints left, wife comes down a few hours later and asks why I'm drinking so much.  She doesn't believe the magical keg story for some reason..... ???

Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: Joe Sr. on November 22, 2014, 06:46:29 PM
It only happens to me when I'm trying ti kill an almost empty keg to put another one on tap.  I keep drinking and drinking and there's still beer left....

You just need a bigger glass.
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: denny on November 22, 2014, 07:12:11 PM
It only happens to me when I'm trying ti kill an almost empty keg to put another one on tap.  I keep drinking and drinking and there's still beer left....

You just need a bigger glass.

 ;D
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: blatz on November 24, 2014, 04:43:16 PM
On the other hand I have found that when bottling for competitions, the keg in question rarely has enough for three full bottles.

amen - can't tell you how many times i've gotten 2 + 1/3 bottle filled...
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: BrewBama on November 24, 2014, 09:21:00 PM
I was just thinking last night that this Porter I am into is lasting a long time.  Now I know why...
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on November 24, 2014, 09:26:06 PM

I was just thinking last night that this Porter I am into is lasting a long time.  Now I know why...
Keg magic...
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: ynotbrusum on November 25, 2014, 02:30:46 AM
Mine are disappearing fast lately.  A German Pilsner just tapped on Saturday kicked about halfway through the football game on Sunday.  The crew was thirsty!  I think I got that one right...
Title: ive gotta ask
Post by: Stevie on November 25, 2014, 02:31:28 AM
I know when a keg is getting close. The best pours are always at the end.
Title: Re: ive gotta ask
Post by: AmandaK on November 25, 2014, 05:11:44 PM
It only happens to me when I'm trying ti kill an almost empty keg to put another one on tap.  I keep drinking and drinking and there's still beer left....

For me, it's always when I have another beer to keg in the morning. I'll think, "there can't possibly be more than two or three pints left…" Famous last words.

THIS!  Need a keg, swear there is 1-2 pints left, wife comes down a few hours later and asks why I'm drinking so much.  She doesn't believe the magical keg story for some reason..... ???
Myles does this more often than I can remember. Haha. He'll commit to killing the "nearly empty keg" and then spend 3-5 days trying to do it. I swear, as soon as the keg hears what his plans are, it starts generating magic beers.