In most cases, beer kegs won't have barcodes so you'll need to add them to your venue manually.
You can add beer kegs on both the WISK Web Portal and mobile app.
After adding a keg, If you have a freight/shipping scale and plan to weigh your partial kegs during inventory, you’ll need to add a full keg weight.
Note: Don't use the Bluetooth scale to weigh your kegs. The supported models of Bluetooth scales only have a max capacity of 11lbs (5000g) - 13lbs (6000g). Placing a keg on the Bluetooth scale may damage it. You can learn more about recommended keg scales here.
WISK Web Portal
Add Keg Details
Enter the name of the Beer in the “Title” field, select a category, and assign a distributor (optional)
In the "Item Measurement" fields, enter the quantity and unit of measurement of the keg. In the example below, the keg is 50L. For a list of standard keg sizes, see here.
At this time, you have filled out the required fields. You can add additional data (cost, weights, add a photo, etc.) by clicking into a field. When finished, click “Save”
Note: For more information on adding full and empty keg weights, please see the “Adding Weights to a Beer Keg” section below.
Tap the Items button on the bottom menu bar
Tap the “+” button on the top right of the screen
Tap “No Barcode”
Note: In the majority of cases, kegs won’t have a barcode and you’ll need to add the keg details manually.
Add Keg Details
Enter the name of the keg in the “title” field, then tap “Item Measurement”
Enter the quantity then tap “Item measurement"
Tap a unit of measurement to assign it to the item. For beer kegs, you’ll most likely select Liter or Gallon
With the quantity and the unit of measurement set (in this example, 50L), tap "Done"
Next tap "Category" and select Beer Keg.
At this time, you have filled out the required fields. You can add additional data (cost, weights, add a photo, etc.) by tapping into a field. When finished, tap “Save”
Note: For more information on adding full and empty keg weights, please see the section below.
Adding Weights to a Beer Keg
If you’re weighing your partial kegs when taking inventory, you must add at least a full weight for each type of keg that you have.
Adding an empty weight is optional, but will provide you a more accurate measurement of how much remains in the keg. You can learn more about the methods for inventorying your partial beer kegs, and adding weights here:
To add a weight to a keg, we recommend using the mobile app:
On the “Add Item” or “Edit Item” screen, scroll down and tap the “Full Weights” field”
Tap the “Add Weight” button
Select the unit of measurement and enter the full weight of that keg. Then tap "Done".
Note: No matter what unit you select, it converts the amount entered into grams. Grams is the baseline unit used for item weights
If you have multiple full kegs of the same type of beer, you can add more weights and it will create an average weight that is used during inventory. You can add another weight by tapping the “+” button. Otherwise, tap the back arrow
The full weights display. If you have empty kegs, you can tap “Empty Weights” and repeat the process. When finished, tap "Save"
Note: You can add weights on the web, but they must be entered in grams at this time. Using the app saves you from having to convert the weight into grams manually.
Beer Keg Sizes
Beer kegs come in a variety of sizes, all with different naming conventions depending on the country.
This table of US Beer Keg sizes will help make sure you're entering the correct volume when adding kegs.