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Noting they are all the rage and have birthday coming up. Any suggestions on what to buy? Fave pint is Deuchars IPA or similar.
 
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Earlier on in the year I fancied a beer machine and did a fair bit of research. I really liked the Blade but the Philips PerfectDraft was the more sensible option for me - it fitted in the kitchen! I don't like the SUB. That's the 3 main ones.

A few weeks ago Mrs Jackie had said we're not buying Christmas presents again this year, doing what we did in previous years, a weekend away. We managed Alicante before the world shut down.

She's been awfy quiet of late when I'd be expected her to be reinforcing no presents rule so I think she's upto something.

Either way I'll be happy.
I refer the honourable gentleman to a post I wrote on the Christmas present thread.

While I'd love to give feedback on the machine I got, I got F'all!

Here's something I wrote elsewhere

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I saw a Blade in action in a pub in Spain just before the world shut down and I was so impressed.

I don't normally drink in the house, I like draught, so since March I've been developing a bit of a thirst! The temporary reprieve for pubs up till a few weeks ago didn't help much!

The Krupts machine at around £100 looks ideal but I think the 2 litre torp is in no mans land. You could quite easily be caught between torps, particularly with friends (remember them) round. An hour between even pre chilled torps is no good. A torp stays fresh for a fortnight, thats OK.

The Perfect Pour by Philips at £300 or so and 6 litre kegs that last a month is getting to a reasonable performance level with its 15 minute change over. It looks very functional, it doesn't have the looks of the ...

The Blade beer machine which has a bit of a steampunk look about it! Whats not to like? Well the current beer choice is not great for any of them but this has fewer than a dozen in the UK just now. At over £400, 8 litre kegs and a 15 minute change over I'm sure I'd find a beer I'd enjoy so its time to get Sophie Ellis Bexter in for the kitchen disco/party! I want one!

Alas with the size of them, and they're all surprisingly not quiet, Mrs Jackie would just give me one of those looks and politely enquire as to where the bleep I thought I might be setting it up!

Maybe when we move house :-)
 

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I refer the honourable gentleman to a post I wrote on the Christmas present thread.

While I'd love to give feedback on the machine I got, I got F'all!

Here's something I wrote elsewhere

Thanks, and know what you mean about the wee 2 litre sub, but £400, fuck that.
 

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I got the Phillips perfect draft one at Christmas, it was from Beer Hawk. Get the kegs from them too, they can collect the finished kegs and credit your account with £5 a keg.

Have to say, the beer tastes lovely out of it.
 

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I got the Phillips perfect draft one at Christmas, it was from Beer Hawk. Get the kegs from them too, they can collect the finished kegs and credit your account with £5 a keg.

Have to say, the beer tastes lovely out of it.

I have a PD too, have had it for nearly 3 years and it's been a great investment! Fantastic choice of beers to suit almost every taste (the German ones are my favourites). When you factor in all the discounts it works out at under 2 quid a pint which is reasonable value but you're really paying for the quality.
 
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I have a PD too, have had it for nearly 3 years and it's been a great investment! Fantastic choice of beers to suit almost every taste (the German ones are my favourites). When you factor in all the discounts it works out at under 2 quid a pint which is reasonable value but you're really paying for the quality.
Can you get Guinness?
 

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I have a PD too, have had it for nearly 3 years and it's been a great investment! Fantastic choice of beers to suit almost every taste (the German ones are my favourites). When you factor in all the discounts it works out at under 2 quid a pint which is reasonable value but you're really paying for the quality.

Aye it’s a great bit of kit. I’ve not tried the German ones yet, but they are on the list!
 

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Few guys at work have got these and christ its all they talk about
posting pics off there pints on Facebook

Just open a can

Or a bottle?
For some of us its not as easy as that.

I've never liked drinking from cans or bottles to the extent since the pubs have been closed starting last March I've probably had fewer than a dozen bottles of booze, mostly at Christmas.

BC (before covid) I'd probably be out 4 or more times a week drinking maybe 5 pints each time.

I can't say I've missed the booze but I have really missed the socialising. Seems I'm a socialholic more than an alcoholic! I sometimes wondered lol

But although I haven't missed it there have been times I'd like a wee sesh so one of these machines would be ideal.
 
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For some of us its not as easy as that.

I've never liked drinking from cans or bottles to the extent since the pubs have been closed stating last March I've probably had fewer than a dozen bottles of booze, mostly at Christmas.

BC (before covid) I'd probably be out 4 or more times a week drinking maybe 5 pints each time.

I can't say I've missed the booze but I have really missed the socialising. Seems I'm a socialholic more than an alcoholic! I sometimes wondered lol

But although I haven't missed it there have been times I'd like a wee sesh so one of these machines would be ideal.
Yeah, i miss the social aspect massively.
 

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A year or two late but I've joined the revolution and I now have the Philips PerfectDraft beer machine 😁

But no beer!

How are Bouncers getting on with whatever they have?

Rather than shop online (Beer Hawk seems to be the go to) I'd like to go to a shop and browse but they seem to be few and far between. I know there's one out Bathgate somewhere but it's closed on a Tuesday when I'm likely to be passing and there's one down the Golf Coast way, Macmerry I think. Bits of Glasgow are accessible as are parts of Fife and of course Edinburgh.
 

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A year or two late but I've joined the revolution and I now have the Philips PerfectDraft beer machine 😁

But no beer!

How are Bouncers getting on with whatever they have?

Rather than shop online (Beer Hawk seems to be the go to) I'd like to go to a shop and browse but they seem to be few and far between. I know there's one out Bathgate somewhere but it's closed on a Tuesday when I'm likely to be passing and there's one down the Golf Coast way, Macmerry I think. Bits of Glasgow are accessible as are parts of Fife and of course Edinburgh.

I usually pick up my kegs at DayToday at Wallyford. When you have any empties take them back and get £5 per keg back.
 

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Can mind @tricky and me getting a keg and all the fittings out of I think the pear tree maybe 25 years ago for a party, that was pretty good. Also tried the Bellfield wee kegs they do but I find them too fiddly. Prefer a can in the house and a pint in the pub
 

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I usually pick up my kegs at DayToday at Wallyford. When you have any empties take them back and get £5 per keg back.
Aye Wallyford felly is the only “in person” place to buy kegs in the Edinburgh area I’m aware of. The further west you go the more options there are.
 
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