How much is a draft system?

The longer the run, the more expensive it will be due to the need for a larger trunk line. Overall, these 12-tap systems typically start at $4,000 ($5,500 including glycol) and can cost as much as $12,000 for more deluxe models. As a general rule of thumb, you should expect to pay about $1,000 per beer line.

How much is a beer tap system?

You can expect to pay $600-$800 for taps depending on how many you buy. You will need to buy a drip tray that can cost you between $250-$300. The cost of a glycol system depends on the distance of the kegs from the bar table and it can cost you between $1200 to $5300.

Is draft beer profitable?

With the proper pour and storing technique, draft beer can be one of the highest profit margin items in your bar or restaurant, with profit margins as high as 80%, and the cost-per-ounce being 40-45% lower than bottled and canned beer.

How much does a beer wall cost?

A typical 20 beer tap wall installation will cost $20,757 with an average return on investment of less than 4 months based on extra revenue generated by your self-pour taps.

How much does it cost to install a kegerator?

A kegerator is generally viewed as an entry-level equipment which is ideal for the most basic functions. The cost to install is minimal, running at about USD $2,800, which is perfect for your local neighborhood bar. These units usually include dispense tower, drip tray, couplers and regulators.

How much does it cost to set up a keg at home?

It is expected to cost between $600-$800 to buy a number of taps. In order to prevent drips, you will need to purchase a drip tray, which costs between $250 and $300. It can cost you between $1200 and $5300 to install a glycol system, depending on how far the kegs are from the bar table.

How long do kegs last once tapped?

Since a picnic pump uses oxygen instead of carbon dioxide, a tapped keg will only last about 12-24 hours depending on the type of beer and how much oxygen was pumped into it. The oxygen will cause the beer to go flat and spoil quickly if you don’t finish the keg within that time frame.

What’s the profit margin on beer?

around 80%
The profit margin of beer, as a whole, hovers around 80%. But margins and pour costs are different between draft and bottles.

How much profit is in a keg of beer?

Each 15.5-gallon keg (½ Barrel) contains 1984 ounces of beer. Realistically, you could expect to get at least 130-140 16 oz pints (if a 16oz pint is served with a ¾ inch head it has approx 14oz in the glass) from that keg. If a pint of beer was sold for $3.00, this would generate a gross profit of $390-$420.

How do you set up a keg at home?

  1. Plan the space for your tap.
  2. Lay out the beer lines and CO2 canister.
  3. Add holes in the refrigerator, if needed.
  4. Drill a hole for the beer tap.
  5. Connect the regulator to the CO2 tank.
  6. Connect the coupler to the top of the keg.
  7. Run the hose from the refrigerator to the underside of the tap.
  8. Open the CO2 cannister.

Is owning a kegerator worth it?

A kegerator provides over $55 in savings per keg! Plus, you can get the bar experience at home for much less than heading out! Again, we can’t emphasize enough how different draft beer taste from a can or bottle. It will greatly increase your beer experience!