What size keg is right for you?
The term "barrel" (or bbl) is the common term used by craft brewers to measure kegs of beer. What size keg is right for your microbrewery or brewhouse? The following keg sizing information should help you better determine what size keg is right for you and your needs as a brewer.
- 1/2 barrel kegs = 59 liters = 15.5 gallons = 124 pints = 165 x 12oz bottles/cans = 31 growlers (Full Size Keg)
- 1/4 barrel kegs = 29 liters = 7.75 gallons = 62 pints = 82 x 12oz bottles/cans = 15.5 growlers (Pony Keg)
- 1/6 barrel kegs = 20 Liters = 5.2 gallons = 41 pints = 55 x 12oz bottles/cans = 10 growlers
- 50 Liter kegs = 13.2 gallons = 105 pints = 140 x 12oz bottles/cans = 26 growlers
- Firkin beer keg: (cask kegs) = 10.8 US gallons = 41.412 liters = 86 x 16-ounce glasses of beer
Quality, durable kegs for your microbrewery.
In side by side tests, our kegs have outperformed major European keg manufacturers in key keg quality tests. Our kegs are produced in an ISO 9001 Certified manufacturing facility to assure you receive the highest quality kegs possible. Here is a short summary of the testing done on each lot of kegs. Contact us for an example test report.
Keg Inspection and Testing Procedure (brief summary)
Keg Pressure Test:
- Keep the keg under 6.3 bar pressure for 1 minute, the body shall not twist.
- Keep the keg under 10 bar pressure for 1 minute, the body’s twist shall be ≤50ml.
- Destruction test: pressure ≥75 bar; keg twist is allowed when struck by a hydraulic machine
Keg Drop Test:
- 50°drop test: Kegs shall be filled with cold water (not less than 99.5%), and then be dropped from 4 feet (1.2 meters) using slings at correct angle (50°) with a quick release mechanism for 3 times onto a 1 inch (25mm) steel plate on the ground.
- 90°drop testing; Kegs shall be filled with cold water (not less than 99.5%), and then be dropped from 4 feet (1.2 meters) using slings at correct angle (90°) with a quick release mechanism for 3 times onto a 1 inch (25mm) steel plate on the ground.
Burst Test: Add a burst disc under the bottom, and increase the pressure up to 40 ± 10 bar. The burst disc is allowed to break, but no more breakage anywhere else.
Color labeling testing: 24 hours after spray-paint is applied, wash the applied part with 60-70? water, and flush 1 minutes with cool water, repeat for 10 times. The color label shall remain the same.
Requirement for spear assembly: Test the spear in water to check if the sealing is ok, then screw down spear with a force of 7 – 8 kpm (70 – 80Nm).
If you are looking to buy kegs in bulk, please submit a request for a keg quote and we will response within 24 hours.