Topic: Heineken mini keg try out

 
  nickeax Chief Commissioner

Location: Australia
Yeah,

So I got a pre chilled one from the Drysdale LL, as my interest had been piqued by the robot girl in the TV ads. And I must say, it's fun! A word of warning though... They take 10hrs to charge if off the uncool shelf.

I just tapped mine and let 'er rip, with only a slight frothy startup. I've been drawing pints all night (I'm a very slow drinker (I think it's nearly dead(they are 5 litres(flashback for cobol programmers)))), but this brew reminds me of what VB used to be, with a slight hint of more class. Which is good. I didn't weigh price into this, as I don't do that with things.

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  steamchaise Junior Train Controller

It's expensive when you consider what you're paying for what you get, and very prone to dribbling and foaming - a gunzel's delight!
  petey3801 Chief Commissioner

Location: On the rails
Although I have yet to try the Heiny kegs, they are the real thing.

Heineken stubbies are brewed in Australia under licence, whereas the Kegs (5L) are imported from Holland, so they actually are the real thing. You can certainly taste the difference as well, as the bottles here are nowhere near as good as the Heineken in Europe!
  steamchaise Junior Train Controller

Taste the difference?  Yeah, you can but it's not for the better.  To get a keg such as the mini keg to work properly (read: last more than 48 hours) it needs to be pumped full of preservatives.  Not only do you get less drink per dollar, most of the drink you do get is a preservative.
  simont141 Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide
Isn't the Keg actually brewed in Europe, whereas the bottled stuff is brewed here under license? Not sure if its Heineken or another one, but I'd give it a shot if it was the real stuff.
  KEG Junior Train Controller

Taste the difference?  Yeah, you can but it's not for the better.  To get a keg such as the mini keg to work properly (read: last more than 48 hours) it needs to be pumped full of preservatives.  Not only do you get less drink per dollar, most of the drink you do get is a preservative.
"steamchaise"
got any citation for that?
  steamchaise Junior Train Controller

Taste the difference?  Yeah, you can but it's not for the better.  To get a keg such as the mini keg to work properly (read: last more than 48 hours) it needs to be pumped full of preservatives.  Not only do you get less drink per dollar, most of the drink you do get is a preservative.
"steamchaise"
got any citation for that?
"KEG"
I do.  I can't find the original link right now, but if you have a quick read-up you'll see that this is among some of the problems with home kegs.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Taste the difference?  Yeah, you can but it's not for the better.  To get a keg such as the mini keg to work properly (read: last more than 48 hours) it needs to be pumped full of preservatives.  Not only do you get less drink per dollar, most of the drink you do get is a preservative.
"steamchaise"
got any citation for that?
"KEG"
I do.  I can't find the original link right now, but if you have a quick read-up you'll see that this is among some of the problems with home kegs.
"steamchaise"


I too would like to see this erroneous citation! Most of the drink is preservative eh? So in a 5 litre keg more than 2.5 litres is preservative? Rubbish! For starters, in 5 litres of beer about 4.5 litres would be water (unless your beer is REALLY lumpy).
  steamchaise Junior Train Controller

Not speaking specifically about more than 50% preservative, more of a colloquialism.

Have a read about how long party kegs are supposed to last for.
  JatzCrackers Chief Commissioner

Location: Castle Crackers, Lithgovia
So a keg gives you, say, ten half-litre drinks? Sounds ideal to drag along to a party. Good for novelty, sharing a decently intoxicating beer. Still cheaper than going to a pub.

I tried one of these last year sometime. Gets my thumbs up.

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