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Old 30-10-2015, 10:59 AM   #11
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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!
Mostly you can but I think there might be a type you can't might be best to do a wee bit of research just to check before buying
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http://www.geterbrewed.com/ibrew-tap-a-draft-system/

https://www.thehomebrewcompany.ie/mi...kit-p-293.html

£72 + VAT and postage, minus 5% member discount.

Geterbrewed do the ibrew tap-a-draft system for £55
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Mostly you can but I think there might be a type you can't might be best to do a wee bit of research just to check before buying
Cheers. I do like a drop of 'Speckled Hen' and as mentioned earlier in the thread they're OK, so....
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http://www.geterbrewed.com/ibrew-tap-a-draft-system/

https://www.thehomebrewcompany.ie/mi...kit-p-293.html

�£72 + VAT and postage, minus 5% member discount.

Geterbrewed do the ibrew tap-a-draft system for �£55
Thanks.
Had looked at these, but to be honest, I don't want to be parping about with CO2.
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I've got two mini kegs from a local micro which I intend to reuse. I'm a bit wary about it so I'm doing a Wilkos kit just in case it goes wrong!

I have seen Hobgoblin Gold as low as £12 in Tesco, and Hobgoblin £13 in Waitrose. Saw Golden Hen for £11.25 on clearance in Tesco the other week.

Lidl have recently done some Oktoberfest beers for around £11.

Bargain when you consider the home brew shops selling empties for £5+
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Note that these all come with a tap and should be cask conditioned and would not work with a 'top tap' type system as far as I can tell.
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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
Not very bitter, but I'd struggle to guess the IBUs. It doesn't have any of that strong crystal malt flavour to it that a lot of English ales have. More like 95%+ pale. Try a bottle if you see one.
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Do the lager type casks such as Warsteiner rely on the natural carbonation to force it out?
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Not very bitter, but I'd struggle to guess the IBUs. It doesn't have any of that strong crystal malt flavour to it that a lot of English ales have. More like 95%+ pale. Try a bottle if you see one.
Thanks. I was really just looking for your perception rather than giving me an IBU number. I only quoted an IBU number so you could get an idea of what I like
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The one thing I would say though, is that it's much better on cask. I guess the pasteurisation may kill some of the aroma. But this applies to a lot of ales.

I'm going to see what's in Tesco later.
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