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Do The Dance
8 hours ago, graygo said:

 

Just about to finish off a Lowenbrau, got a Stella ready for Saturday and will be placing a wee order this week too although not sure what to go for. Probably steer clear of the lagers as  I̶'̶m̶ ̶d̶r̶i̶n̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶o̶ ̶f̶a̶s̶t̶  it seems to be evaporating.

:lol:

 

The drinking it too fast is definitely a problem. I'm having to actively slow it down, got the machine, on the proviso from the missus, that I wouldn't just start drinking alot more beer.

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Gonna whack in a new order in November in the hope my new house is read for mid december

 

Hoegaarden, Frankie and the other is yet to be decided.  Leffe blonde or Jaipur maybe.  It’s been rumoured there are a few new ones on the way though

 

Anyone any idea where I can buy cans or bottles of the tiny rebel stuff in Edinburgh? Someone mentioned Sainsbury’s but was in Cameron Toll yesterday and they didn’t have it

 

 

 

 

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I'm usually just a JKB lurker but signed up to say a big thank you for this thread. My Perfect Draft was delivered yesterday and early next month I'll be ordering my 3 x kegs with the 15% discount.

 

So far I'm going with Lowenbrau, Leffe Blonde and Goose Island. Really looking forward to it.

 

Thanks again and cheers.

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got about 2 pints left in a Lowenbrau.....great stuff

 

Just ordered today, hopefully delivered in time for the game on Saturday.....2 x Lowenbrau - 1 x Franziskaner....and 3 x Leffe Cascade .....

 

 

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5 hours ago, DarthVodka said:

Gonna whack in a new order in November in the hope my new house is read for mid december

 

Hoegaarden, Frankie and the other is yet to be decided.  Leffe blonde or Jaipur maybe.  It’s been rumoured there are a few new ones on the way though

 

Anyone any idea where I can buy cans or bottles of the tiny rebel stuff in Edinburgh? Someone mentioned Sainsbury’s but was in Cameron Toll yesterday and they didn’t have it

 

 

 

 

I found the Cali Pale and Clwb Tropica in the one at Longstone. Drew a blank at Craigleith.

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Henry. Henry.
6 hours ago, DarthVodka said:

Gonna whack in a new order in November in the hope my new house is read for mid december

 

Hoegaarden, Frankie and the other is yet to be decided.  Leffe blonde or Jaipur maybe.  It’s been rumoured there are a few new ones on the way though

 

Anyone any idea where I can buy cans or bottles of the tiny rebel stuff in Edinburgh? Someone mentioned Sainsbury’s but was in Cameron Toll yesterday and they didn’t have it

 

 

 

 

 
The Sainsbury’s in Gorgie/Murrayfield has tiny rebel stuff 

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1 hour ago, Sooperstar said:

I found the Cali Pale and Clwb Tropica in the one at Longstone. Drew a blank at Craigleith.

 

2 minutes ago, Henry. Henry. said:

 
The Sainsbury’s in Gorgie/Murrayfield has tiny rebel stuff 


cheers guys, will try Straiton too tomorrow on way back from work

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Do The Dance

Yeah was going to say none in craigleith Sainsburys. Waitrose seem to do them as well.

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DarthVodka
21 hours ago, Henry. Henry. said:

 
The Sainsbury’s in Gorgie/Murrayfield has tiny rebel stuff 

 

22 hours ago, Sooperstar said:

I found the Cali Pale and Clwb Tropica in the one at Longstone. Drew a blank at Craigleith.


they have them at Sainsbury’s at Straiton, popped in after work.

 

After trying, to be honest Tropicana and Cali pale are decent but wouldn’t but a full keg

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The Frenchman Returns

Yodel failed to deliver today, I am assuming because there were roadworks outside my house, I have been unable to drive into my driveway for a week. Minutes after the email notifying me, the roadworks were lifted.

 

No one home tomorrow so they hopefully leave the PD and barrels with my neighbour. Need my beers to be at temperature on Saturday.

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41 minutes ago, The Frenchman Returns said:

Yodel failed to deliver today, I am assuming because there were roadworks outside my house, I have been unable to drive into my driveway for a week. Minutes after the email notifying me, the roadworks were lifted.

 

No one home tomorrow so they hopefully leave the PD and barrels with my neighbour. Need my beers to be at temperature on Saturday.

Start clearing out the freezer if it's not here tomorrow then.... 3 hours on Saturday and it should be good for 5pm :lol: 

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Do The Dance
13 hours ago, DarthVodka said:

 


they have them at Sainsbury’s at Straiton, popped in after work.

 

After trying, to be honest Tropicana and Cali pale are decent but wouldn’t but a full keg


Have you tried Jaipur?

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DarthVodka
22 minutes ago, Do The Dance said:


Have you tried Jaipur?


yes, it’s actually very good. At 6% ish it creeps up on you quick 

 

Thornbridge is actually a good brewery, they have a good range 

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Well this came today, not too impressed due to the 3 different shades of maroon.

Might design my own and get it done again.

 

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Sooperstar
1 hour ago, graygo said:

Well this came today, not too impressed due to the 3 different shades of maroon.

Might design my own and get it done again.

 

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Some of the football ones look alright but the Hearts one definitely looks like something you'd get out a tartan tat shop.

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43 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

Not going to lie, the football decals look shite :lol:

 

 

Haha glad someone said it before me :lol:

 

 

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Sooperstar

Generally don't see the point in 'dressing' the machine up. Even if you put a beer decal on it you're going to be drinking something else half the time.

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The Frenchman Returns

Falling out with Yodel big time. 

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3 hours ago, AndyNic said:

 

Haha glad someone said it before me :lol:

 

 

To be fair I kind of said it myself.

 

Might get one with something subtle like this -

 

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14 hours ago, Cyber said:

Trying to decide if I stick in a Stella, Spaten or a lowernbru for the mara🤤

 

Put in a Stella yesterday, 6C now, should be perfect by kick-off! 

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2 hours ago, Craig_ said:

 

Put in a Stella yesterday, 6C now, should be perfect by kick-off! 

Went for the Spaten, good chance the keg will be finished by end of the day... lovely stuff 😁

 

Even at 6C pint away 

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21 hours ago, Sooperstar said:

Some of the football ones look alright but the Hearts one definitely looks like something you'd get out a tartan tat shop.

 

Should not let graph's designers anywhere near our famous colours if they've never laughed and cried with us...

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The Frenchman Returns

Ended up having to go to Yodel at Livingston this morning for my machine and 2 kegs. Popped in to the Goth before heading home and got another 2 kegs.

 

Currently have a Stella in the freezer, a Spaten and a Lowenbrau in the beer fridge with a Lisa last in the queue.

 

I am trusting @Dean Winchester expertise and will take the Stella out of the freezer after 3 hours at 1450, giving it an hour to be perfect for our 4pm session starting.

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45 minutes ago, The Frenchman Returns said:

Ended up having to go to Yodel at Livingston this morning for my machine and 2 kegs. Popped in to the Goth before heading home and got another 2 kegs.

 

Currently have a Stella in the freezer, a Spaten and a Lowenbrau in the beer fridge with a Lisa last in the queue.

 

I am trusting @Dean Winchester expertise and will take the Stella out of the freezer after 3 hours at 1450, giving it an hour to be perfect for our 4pm session starting.

:lol: Has it gotten close then?

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18 hours ago, Dean Winchester said:

:lol: Has it gotten close then?


mission accomplished. I think we got onto the 3rd keg

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On 30/10/2020 at 13:41, Sooperstar said:

Some of the football ones look alright but the Hearts one definitely looks like something you'd get out a tartan tat shop.

 

Stretching the crest/logo. NO!!

 

 :seething: 

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Ordered Lowenbrau and Spaten Oktoberfest today because everyone else seemed to be.

 

FOMO. 🍺🍻

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42 minutes ago, graygo said:

Ordered Lowenbrau and Spaten Oktoberfest today because everyone else seemed to be.

 

FOMO. 🍺🍻

A warning its lovely stuff, but you will end up sideways after a few 😂

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Sooperstar
12 hours ago, graygo said:

Ordered Lowenbrau and Spaten Oktoberfest today because everyone else seemed to be.

 

FOMO. 🍺🍻

I went for a couple of the Lowenbrau and passed on the Spaten.

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50 minutes ago, Sooperstar said:

I went for a couple of the Lowenbrau and passed on the Spaten.

 

My mum tells me that I would drink any beer "through a pishy cloot" so I'm sure it'll get drunk. 😁🍺🍻

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I bought a cheap 2nd hand fridge to use as a beer/ wine fridge. Only thing is I can only get 1 keg in standing up properly, or 2 on their side so they are chilling. Is it alright keeping them on their side ?

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Sooperstar
42 minutes ago, daftie said:

I bought a cheap 2nd hand fridge to use as a beer/ wine fridge. Only thing is I can only get 1 keg in standing up properly, or 2 on their side so they are chilling. Is it alright keeping them on their side ?

Shouldn't be an issue.

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Do The Dance
12 hours ago, daftie said:

I bought a cheap 2nd hand fridge to use as a beer/ wine fridge. Only thing is I can only get 1 keg in standing up properly, or 2 on their side so they are chilling. Is it alright keeping them on their side ?

 

The beer is in a bag within the keg, surrounded by air. It won't affect it.

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PD bundles have been reduced on Beer Hawk. Getting the Stella bundle for £220.

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1 hour ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

PD bundles have been reduced on Beer Hawk. Getting the Stella bundle for £220.

Same withe the leffe and Corona bundles. The machine in its own is still £200

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Just now, milky_26 said:

Same withe the leffe and Corona bundles. The machine in its own is still £200

 

They probably don't make a huge margin on the machines so I doubt they'll ever get much in the way of discount.

 

Be interesting to see what Black Friday brings though. Might jump on one then if a reduction does happen.

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12 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

They probably don't make a huge margin on the machines so I doubt they'll ever get much in the way of discount.

 

Be interesting to see what Black Friday brings though. Might jump on one then if a reduction does happen.

I was advised in this thread that you wouldn't really get any better than current prices so I bought the machine without waiting. Then I saw this from last year...

 

https://www.loudersound.com/news/beer-hawks-tasty-black-friday-philips-beer-dispenser-deal-gives-you-budweiser-becks-goose-island-and-more-on-tap

 

Still glad I never waited.

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1 hour ago, Sooperstar said:

I was advised in this thread that you wouldn't really get any better than current prices so I bought the machine without waiting. Then I saw this from last year...

 

https://www.loudersound.com/news/beer-hawks-tasty-black-friday-philips-beer-dispenser-deal-gives-you-budweiser-becks-goose-island-and-more-on-tap

 

Still glad I never waited.

 

Nice! I'm not in a rush, got a feeling the Mrs has me one or at least planning on getting me one for Xmas because every time I bring it up she's like "maybe you should hang off".

:lol:

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Do The Dance

Pretty sure prices took a bit of a hike when lockdown kicked in around March. Not sure if we’ll see that kind of price this year, but I have no idea. I’m glad I have it now anyway. Goose IPA is superb.

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Do The Dance
4 hours ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

Nice! I'm not in a rush, got a feeling the Mrs has me one or at least planning on getting me one for Xmas because every time I bring it up she's like "maybe you should hang off".

:lol:

You’ll be gutted if she’s just meaning lay off the drink.

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2 hours ago, Do The Dance said:

You’ll be gutted if she’s just meaning lay off the drink.

 

Haha if I don't wake up to one on Christmas Day it'll be getting ordered that day 🤣

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Do The Dance
31 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

Haha if I don't wake up to one on Christmas Day it'll be getting ordered that day 🤣

If she has got you one Xmas day you'll need to set it up 1st thing (plus the missus will need to put kegs in fridge Xmas eve).

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3 minutes ago, OBE said:

Drink within 30 days...genius.

 

Mine has a pretty serious leak somewhere but I can't find it. 

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