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    Default How long dose a barrel last for

    I know they are all different but how long for
    cask, drauft bitter and lager please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatcap View Post
    I know they are all different but how long for
    cask, drauft bitter and lager please?
    Cask, depending on strength and /or hopping rates 3 - 5 days is reckoned to be the time it will remain in decent condition.

    All keg beers (including smooth etc) will go off eventually but being inert could last a few weeks.

    Shelf life is different, an unopened cask or keg will be weeks (for cask) or months (for keg) as long as it is stored correctly and cold. Bottles and cans are different again and it will depend on how they're stored and in the case of bottles if it's clear or coloured glass.
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    OK so for unopened cask we are talking a few weeks but when opened we are talking 3-5 days
    But the more strength or hops the shorter the life right?
    And for kegs once opened we are talking a few weeks, but unopened we are talking months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatcap View Post
    OK so for unopened cask we are talking a few weeks but when opened we are talking 3-5 days
    But the more strength or hops the shorter the life right?
    And for kegs once opened we are talking a few weeks, but unopened we are talking months?
    That's about right. But on the other hand, you probably wouldn't want to buy loads of beer to store in your cellar for months, because that would be tying up your capital, with a long time to wait before getting any income over the bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatcap View Post
    But the more strength or hops the shorter the life right?
    Stronger hoppier beers will last longer than weaker or low hopped beers
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    You see I have been talking with a pubco. And they have metioned the offer of a part tie on the barrels where they supply me Boddingtons and caling at a good price where the pub was selling it for £2.25 a pint on a 50% proffit margin.

    But I will need to find out if this is not short sell by date stock or not. So how long do you think the barrels should last please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatcap View Post
    You see I have been talking with a pubco. And they have metioned the offer of a part tie on the barrels where they supply me Boddingtons and caling at a good price where the pub was selling it for £2.25 a pint on a 50% proffit margin.

    But I will need to find out if this is not short sell by date stock or not. So how long do you think the barrels should last please?
    Many people have gone bankrupt dealing with pubcos, take professional advice before signing or agreeing to anything.
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    have you heared of Red Oak Taverns by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatcap View Post
    have you heared of Red Oak Taverns by any chance?
    No; but a quick Google says the guys who run it are ex-investment bankers so the previous comment still applies.
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    wholly s@@t!!! Are you refering to Charles by any chance
    Think I need to have a word with some of his tenants to see what they make of him

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