• A barrel of beer contains 31 gallons. A keg is the equivalent of 1/2 of a barrel. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a full keg of beer weighs about 162 lbs. A 1/4 keg, or pony keg, weighs approximately 85 lbs.


    Occupational Safety & Heath Administration

    Mac's Liquor

  • 'Specifications for a U.S. 1/2 barrel keg' .....'Full keg weight 160.5 pounds (72.8 kg) Empty keg weight 29.7 pounds (13.5 kg) Beer weight 130.8 pounds (59.3 kg)' Source: - Further information:

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