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Old 30-10-2015, 07:41 AM   #1
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Before I waste 24 quid buying four of these...
http://www.brewuk.co.uk/easy-keg.html
Anyone here use them?

If they function OK, they look like a cracking, inexpensive bit of kit for storing a session brew.
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Yes they are good and fit in the fridge nicely! I tend to by them full of beer nowadays ... Old Speckled Hen for £15 and a reusable keg. Not all the supermarket ones have reusable top plugs though but you can buy them separately.
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They look fantastic Bevvied! I was considering a mini keg system but didn't want to mess about with force carbing and C02. I like the simplicity of just priming with sugar. I didn't realize you could do this with a mini keg.
These would be perfect for the weekends drinking with my usual 330ml bottles if I fancy anything in the week.
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Ooh. Party beer anyone?

Are these easy to wash? Waitrose have mini-kegs on offer just now. I'd also be interested to know how much carbonation you can push.
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Waitrose have the Hobgoblin for £13. So you're paying effectively £7 for the 5 litres of beer. That's 70p per equivalent 500ml bottle.
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Waitrose have the Hobgoblin for ��£13. So you're paying effectively ��£7 for the 5 litres of beer. That's 70p per equivalent 500ml bottle.

I'm not that keen on hobgobo - Do they have any others (like the OSH mentioned?)
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REALLY interested in these mini-kegs now as I've realized they can fit in my bottle storage area and wont get in Mrs MQ's way.

I think my best option is to just buy some full ones and reuse them rather than buying new ones. I have a Tescum, ASDA and Morrisons within walking distance and waitrose near work (which would mean me lugging em back home on my commute - 'spose I could have a sneaky snifter on the train ) anyone any idea which is my best option from the first three? I've never noticed mini kegs in the booze aisles but then again I've never looked
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I'm not that keen on hobgobo - Do they have any others (like the OSH mentioned?)
Have you tried the Hobgoblin Gold? Ignore the name, it's a new-world pale ale with either Nelson or Galaxy hops. Very nice. It's on in Tesco. I'm not huge on the normal Nobgobbling myself.
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Have you tried the Hobgoblin Gold? Ignore the name, it's a new-world pale ale with either Nelson or Galaxy hops. Very nice. It's on in Tesco. I'm not huge on the normal Nobgobbling myself.
Haven't tried that. Whats the bittering like on it. I like a pale ale but on the low bittering end e.g. about 30 on a OG of 1.040
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I had absolutely no idea that you could reuse the mini kegs that the supermarkets sell.
Either way, I'm on it!
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