Keg Question

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am not exactly sure the size of the keg you would need but I can tell you that you probably wouldn’t need 2 kegs at all. I had 200 people and we had 2 full size kegs. One wasn’t even tapped so we were able to return it for a refund and the other keg still had beer in it. Have you thought about asking the beer distributor? They should have an idea of what size serves how many people.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

we are having 110 people and we are getting 2 mini kegs (1 light, 1 dark). i anticipate we will have some left over actually, but our group is more into wine than beer.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You might want to consider using a drink calculator for an estimation. There are a lot of factors to consider – how long you intend to serve liquor, what other options guests will have, whether your guests are light or moderate drinkers, etc.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m having the same problem figuring how much wine and kegs to provide. I’m having about 200 guests and have no clue!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re having about 175 people and we will have two kegs.  This is what our reception hall recommends and considering they can host up to three weddings a weekend and have been around for years (that’s a lot of weddings!) they are very good at this point at estimating the amounts needed for different sized groups.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well I was only going to get one keg for our 150, but if I can return it maybe I will get two!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It really depends on your group! We’re planning on 3.5 kegs for 160 people (and we’ll have cases of beer in case we run out). And yes, we’re doing beer, wine, and liquor. We have some drinkers in our group!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We plan to have around 220 and offer beer, liquor, wine, etc. However, I was told by many people that guests generally don’t drink beer at weddings! If the liquor is there – and free- they will drink that. My FI’s friends drink beer like champs, however, i know they will be drinking liquor at the wedding since it’s an open bar. We may end up getting 2 1/2 kegs or 1/4 kegs instead of full because of this.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

Using the calculator @redherring posted, I put in the following info for you:

Party Duration: 4 hours

Guest Count: 125 average drinkers

What will be served: Beer and Liquor

It spit back out that you will need 313 bottles/cans of beer and 16 (1 liter) bottles of liquor. If it is assuming 12 ounce cans then it is assumed you will need 2 full kegs (1 keg = 165 12oz cups). I’m not sure how accurate that is but I hope it helps!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I asked my fiance your quesiton, he told me this:

15.5 gallons/keg x 4 quarts/gallon x 2 pints/quart = 124 pints/keg

He recommends 2 or more kegs.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve been told that 1 keg = 150 drinks, so unless you’re expecting everyone to just have one, i’d get at least 2!

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Definitely do kegs over bottles!  Draft beer is so much better than bottled beer!!

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