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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most frequent questions people ask us about our service and products. Real people like you, in real life beer situations who need professional industry leading help.

If you have a question that is not here, please contact us here. If you have a question that is here, and you contact us anyhow. We will direct you back to this page, and mark down your comprehension skills.

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How do I rent a keg with all the equipment required?

A.

You pick a keg, choose the tap system that suits your event, and then provide your address for delivery.
We deliver superior quality equipment, service, and expertise. Each system includes cooling and dispensing equipment for your chosen keg products.

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What keg products are available to rent?

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If it pours on draught in Ireland, we will do our utmost to get it. Please contact us if you cannot find your preferred keg here.

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When do the keg and tap deliveries take place?

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We deliver on Thursdays and Fridays. We collect the equipment on Mondays normally. We are very happy to deliver earlier in the week if that suits your event. Saturday deliveries and evenings can be organised too.

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How long can we keep the equipment if we need to finish off the keg?

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Each keg unit is due for collection from Monday after the weekend. Any extension of the rental period must be booked in.
Charges can apply. Always very fairly though.

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Who will be delivering the keg and tap?

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We deliver and set up all our jobs. Our beer technicians are highly trained, charming, and efficient.
A single or double keg set up is normally completed in less than 20 Mins. We leave your beer ready-to-pour.

This includes us taking our time to show you how to operate the machine, and achieve the best results for your guests.

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Can I collect?

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No. All orders are delivered and collected. We do not operate a collect-it-yourself service.
We deliver all jobs to ensure premium service and set up.

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What equipment is delivered?

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Standard Couter-Mounted Tap System Includes:

1 x Premium Chrome Tap with a clamp and drip tray.
1 x Electric beer cooler to suit your events needs.
1 x All beer line, gas line, and connections are preinstalled, tested, and clean.
1 x Gas cylinder and gas regulator with safety box.

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Where can we set up the tap?

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All these items can be placed directly on the floor under your chosen counter. They can be set up outside where there is some rain protection.

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What needs to be ready to make for an easy delivery?

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  1. We need a table or counter-top to fix the clamp to.
  2. We need mains electricity to plug in our unit.
  3. We need you to supply an extension cable
  4. It's also very helpful for furniture to moved in advance of our arrival with a bar unit.
  5. Cars and wheelie bins are obstacles when moving heavy items, so deciding and preparing our route is always very helpful.
  6. We need you to read and sign our terms of service. And then you are on your own to enjoy the best draught in the country.

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How many imperial pints in a litre?

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1 litre = 1.76 imperial pints at 568ml.

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How many US pints in a litre?

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1 litre = 2.11337642 US pints.

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How pints in a keg?

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Depends on the size of the keg. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keg

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How many pints in a 20l keg?

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A 20l keg contains 35.21 pint servings of 568ml. (42.27 US pints)

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How many pints in a 30l keg?

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A 30l keg contains 52.82 pint servings of 568ml. (63.40 US pints)

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How many pints in a 50l keg?

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A 50l keg contains 88.03 pint servings of 568ml. (105.67 US pints)

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How many kegs will I need?

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Top 4 factors when considering the number of kegs required:

  1. The number of guests expected - this is a pretty obvious determinant, but are you expecting a very definite number or have you left the invites open ended.
  2. The drinking habits of your guests. Are they big beer guzzlers, or are a lot of them likely to be drinking wine or soft drinks?
  3. Is it a BYOB (bring your own booze) party. You might be doing the decent thing of having a keg for those who forgot to bring their own.
    Or, are you providing all beverages for the duration the night?
  4. The start and planned end time of the party. If you plan to go all night you will require a lot more beer than if you are just having a pre-pub bash or drinks party.

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Should I get a spare keg? Is there a sale/returns policy?

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We advise our customers to always plan for the best.

A second or third Standby-Keg can be provided at a charge of €20 per untapped returned keg. If these kegs are tapped, the balance amount is due.

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What does ABV mean?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_by_volume

"Alcohol by volume (abbreviated as ABV, abv, or alc/vol) is a standard measure of how much alcohol (ethanol) is contained in a given volume of an alcoholic beverage (expressed as a volume percent).It is defined as the number of millilitres of pure ethanol present in 100 millilitres of solution at 20°C. The number of millilitres of pure ethanol is the mass of the ethanol divided by its density at 20°C, which is 0.78924 g/ml. The ABV standard is used worldwide. The International Organization of Legal Metrology has tables of density of water–ethanol mixtures at different concentrations and temperatures."

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How much tax is included in the price of a keg?

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Breaking Down Price of a 50l (88 Pints) Guinness Keg 4.2% ABV (July 2017)

Government Excise = 47.36
Brewery Cost = 105.71


Brewery List Price Ex. VAT= 153.07

Add Brew Crew Margin 14.42%* = 25.79


Brew Crew List Price Ex. VAT= 178.86

Add Government VAT = 41.14

Brew Crew List Price INC. VAT= 220.00

In Summary:

You pay 220.00, the Brewery gets 105.71, the Government gets 88.50, and we would earn 25.79.

There are more details and scenarios included in the link.
http://irishcraftbeer.blogspot.ie/2012/01/alcohol-taxation-and-republic-of.html

*margin = (1 - (153.07/178.86))x100 = 14.42%
margin = (1 - (cost/selling))x100

Q

Am I the only person who has read down this far on the page?

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Yes, now get some people together for a party. You are a bloomin' kegged beer delivery expert now.