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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
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    I saw these machines dispensing a local cider in Alicante before lockdown. I thought they were quite nifty!

    At £500 I think I'll give it a miss.
    Yeah way too much for me but they are very cool in looks and functionality. And the kegs last 30 days once opened which is not bad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    We had a couple on trial at work for large groups, they are quite good.
    Agree, very suitable for a smaller business with a tight dispense area. with lower volumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    The Edinburgh Beer Factory (that brews Paolozzi Lager) sell growler bottles, or they used to anyway. I got one from my sister for Christmas and I was surprised how fresh it still tasted. I was quite sceptical but was pleasantly surprised.
    Stewart's dock tap room next to the carrier quarters does the same. Always meaning to try it. There's another shop that does it too, think it's called the beer hive.

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    Does anyone have the sub or blade beer tap? Thinking about getting the sub but noticed a lot of the 2l kegs are out of stock, anyway use them know how often they come available?

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    I got the sub on sale a few weeks ago but most kegs been out of stock since then, there’s a few obscure ones you can buy but I’d rather stick to the beers I know initially before I try experimenting. Not sure why there’s such a shortage, can only speculate lots of folk wanting a good pint at home under the circumstances I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Exile View Post
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    I got the sub on sale a few weeks ago but most kegs been out of stock since then, there’s a few obscure ones you can buy but I’d rather stick to the beers I know initially before I try experimenting. Not sure why there’s such a shortage, can only speculate lots of folk wanting a good pint at home under the circumstances I suppose.

    I can understand less people at work etc their supply may be great just now but if anyone who has had one for a while would be good to know if it usually has a good selection or if it’s always out of stock, not keen to shell out on one yet unless I know I can get a few kegs I like

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollution View Post
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    I agree. by the time you pour it into your glass it will taste flat. Twice poured beer is awful.
    If they’re pouring it straight out of a tap into a bottle and sealing it, it’s fine. BUT, I’d recommend only getting it to drink that day, or perhaps the next day at worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_gonzales View Post
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    There was a shop in Morningside that used to sell Growlers, maybe it was just a hipster thing but the twice poured beer obviously wasn't too much of an issue,,,, assuming they're still in business?
    There are various small breweries / shops that have sold “fill your own” for years and years here. The beer is good, but as per my last post, it is supposed to be drunk quite sharpish. Definitely not for chucking in the fridge for a fortnight

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    If they’re pouring it straight out of a tap into a bottle and sealing it, it’s fine. BUT, I’d recommend only getting it to drink that day, or perhaps the next day at worst.
    The last 2.5ltr batch I got was from the Stockbridge Tap on Sunday, and the recommendation was that it should be drunk within 48 hours. I erred on the side of caution in case the '8' was a typo and drunk it within 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edinburgh_Lad View Post
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    I can understand less people at work etc their supply may be great just now but if anyone who has had one for a while would be good to know if it usually has a good selection or if it’s always out of stock, not keen to shell out on one yet unless I know I can get a few kegs I like
    Supply of stock for the sub is usually fine. I tend to get a decent amount of the torps each order and stock them in the garage. Never had a problem getting an order in.

    I see they are saying that they’ve restocked.

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    Has anyone got a Philips Perfect Draft dispenser?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jones28 View Post
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    Has anyone got a Philips Perfect Draft dispenser?
    Had one for a few years, quite expensive to run but there is quite a range to choose from.

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    Eventually got a few torps through for the sub and must admit it’s like night and day drinking from this thing compared to the cans and bottles you can get from the shops. It probably helps that the beer is straight from the brewery. Heineken comes straight from Amsterdam for example, rather than the horrendous pish they brew in Manchester. Birra Morertti is the stuff they brew in Italy rather than here in Edinburgh.

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