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Bubba Kegs...what is reasonable?

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Bubba Kegs...what is reasonable?

i am all for insulated travel mugs. Bubba's and the likes...in fact I have a couple small Bubbas that I use regularly. But here lies the problem.

Some feel that bringing a 52 ounce Bubba is a requirement for a great vacation. So...for others what does this do?

Firstly, to fill one of these oversized containers takes a few minutes...it totally ties up the beer dispenser, thus causing other guests to wait while Buuba gets filled to the lidline. It means that the bar you are recieveing from is far more likely to run out of beer until another keg is attached.

Today I observed a group of 4 Bubba Boys and Girls having a good heehaw at the fact that they were getting so much beer....while others waited patiently.

30 minutes later, I watched as the same people poured 75% of what was in thier kegs....onto the sand...and then proceeded back to the bar to repeat the cycle....BTW...this was not at the resort I work at, but one I was visiting.

Not only is this a major inconvenience for guests who are waiting for a drink...it is also a major cost on those resorts doing thier best to keep costs in line.

I can soon see the day where there will be policies in effect about the size of personal mug that will be refilled.

Please...those of you who feel it nessesary to carry 52 ounces of beer with you....unless you plan on drinking all of it...leave the monster kegs at home and be a good tourist!

Cheers from the beach

PCMike

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31. Re: Bubba Kegs...what is reasonable?

OK - but why do you have to swagger arrogantly around the pool with your 52oz mugs - showing them off for all to see? Sorry but for some poor old Brit who would only use an insulated cup to keep something warm this was a sight to behold! I witnessed this at the Palladium just a couple of weeks ago - all ages and I am sorry to say (as a very good friend of mine IS Canadian) but it was ONLY Canadians who had them. Do you really have to have a huge Bubba, and a packet of cigarettes and then stand in the pool at the side for 3 hours drinking and smoking without getting out??!!!!!

32. Re: Bubba Kegs...what is reasonable?

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33. Re: Bubba Kegs...what is reasonable?

We just got back, and had brought 20oz mugs with us. Not the Bubba-Keg brand, but same idea. We used them for beer and water, but not for the fruity drinks. I can't handle 20oz of pina colada in one dose! I found 20oz to be just right, and it fits in the car's cupholder now that we're back home. I wouldn't go any bigger, though I think I saw 3 or 4 52oz'ers being dragged arround the PCP last week.

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35. Re: Bubba Kegs...what is reasonable?

First off, I have shopped at all the walmarts, Targets, ect in our city and have NOT found the 20oz mugs so we bought the 52oz's. I'll be pouring a bottle of bottled water in it and freezing it over night, then during the day I will have "drinks" put in it so I'll always have a cold beverage!

I would never have it filled with 52oz's of beer or whatever.. But you can bet I will have the bartender fill it half way! If someone really wants to lug around a heavy 52oz beer, more power to them! Thats their problem.

As for long lines at the bar? God, I hope not!! If I have to constantly wait in line for drinks everytime , I won't be going back to PC thats for sure!! I hope thats not the norm there! One week before we go.

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36. Re: Bubba Kegs...what is reasonable?

I am actually surprised that it has taken this long for this topic to come up, I mean the negative aspect of the 52 oz. Bubba. Really, 52 oz. just seems CRAZY to me. We do use what I guess could be called a Bubba - but it is the Tim Horton's coffee travel mug-works great at keeping drinks cold and sand from getting into your beverage. Who would want to lug that monster around once it is filled with liquid-not me for sure. I think if too many of the 52 oz. Bubbas start showing up at resorts a new rule will ensue banning all containers not supplied by the resorts = and we certainly don't want that to happen. Waste Not Want Not.

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37. Re: Bubba Kegs...what is reasonable?

Out of interest in a bar in the states or Canada what is the standard measure for a beer that people would order?

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38. Re: Bubba Kegs...what is reasonable?

You know I have been reading these posts for five years now and it is getting harder and harder to find any useful info in them. This ia a good example of misguided info.

So the bubba is creating waste of product and time. We have been using our bubba 52's at Dreams(Sunscape Beach) for the last four years and the only waste has been some ice left at the bottom. They keep a bear cold over two hours and we have had drinks with ice(alcolholic,pop,water)stay cold up to fours hours.

In that time how many trips would the average person make to the bar? How many plastic cups would have been thrown out? Or at Dreams they now use larger reasuable plastis cups that they collect and wash. Takes lots of time and resurces to do this.

With the cups used at Dreams a bubba 52 holds between two and three normal drinks and takes less time to fill than the people going to get their are load of drinks every 20min.

Now for every person that may dump some out of there bubba52 you will easily see 20 spots arround the pool and beach where almost full drinks are left to be cleaned up. Either people did not like it or it got warm 5min after getting it.

Now dont take me wrong, I hate to see waseful people but look at the big picture. I don't think that the odd bubba52 is giong to bring the resort crashing down. How about the people that leave lights on in the room all day, have air conditioning turned to -10 while out for 8hrs. Fill their plate over the top, take two bites push it asside and go for more. And so on and so on... Waste Waste Waste.

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39. Re: Bubba Kegs...what is reasonable?

to flipflop man

the everage for canada speaking strictly for myself of course, is a single, approx, 15oz or a mug approx 30 oz . I have tested my bubba here before our trip and it will hold 1 and 1/2 bottles of beer, about right to keep us from heading to the bars evry 15 mins and contributing to any lineups there may be. I will concede that the myth for canadians is that we can drink immeasurable amounts of alcohol, but the truth is that we are accustomed to a higher level of alcohol content not necessarily the amount that we can consume. One trip to the US and most canadians will tend to agree. Hope this answers any questions for you. To the other poster that judged a person that wants to drink and smoke in a pool for their vacation...who are u to judge?! There is a lot of money spent for these vacations and people should have the choice to spend their time as they choose! Whether it's daily excursions or lounging all day..their money their choice! Cheers to all positives! One more thing to our poster in the middle east...come home safe!

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40. Re: Bubba Kegs...what is reasonable?

I think what irked me the most was the waste...dumping out the unconsumed beer. This is just plain glutony and a waste on everyones time and efforts...not to mention an expense to the resort which in turn everyone pays for with increased costs.

I am an avid beer drinker...my increasing girth is proof positive of this..LOL....and I can say that I can enjoy a small beer all the way to the bottom...but a large beer, ends up becoming flat and lifeless, thus 52 ounces of beer, unless you are a BIIIIGGGGGG beer drinker, is bound to go off long before it is all consumed...thus it gets thrown away.

I guess what I am saying is, use what you take...do not waste....waste costs everybody in one way or another.

Cheers from the Sunshine

PCMike