Topic: Heineken mini keg try out.

Discussion in 'Geek Grog & Homebrew' started by nickeax, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. nickeax

    nickeax (Banned or Deleted)

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    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.
     
  2. Goth

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    Mmm, heineken keg.

    Yeah, it's better if you get a pre-cooled one from the coolroom at the grog shop, if they have them cold :thumbup:
     
  3. Outcast_Aussie

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    I've never tried Heineken keg but if it's anything like draught or canned then it tastes worse than Stella Wife Beater.

    Playing with a Homebrew kit atm
     
  4. Seith

    Seith R.I.P.

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    We used to get one at lunch time and bring it back to work :thumbup:
     
  5. Neo Cortex

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    yeah, they are pretty good, more of a gimmick though i reckon.
    I bought a warm one, left it for a day and it still poured 2 glasses of froth :(
     
  6. -KoMoD0-

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    More of a gimmick, you have to pretty much drink it in one sitting.
     
  7. Kitler

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    Get a few people to chip in for one and the night is set. :)
     
  8. disco frank

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    no they last for 30 days after opening, as they have a "canister" of gas inside the keg, unlike years ago when the kegs had to drunk that day ie swan draft :sick:

    also these kegs are imported :)
    while the hieneken u buy in bottles is brewed in aus
     
  9. -KoMoD0-

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    So you can seal them up properly and the beer is kept in a CO2 positive atmosphere? I'm not sure if was a Heineken mini keg but last time I saw one in action it went flat after being put in the fridge overnight.
     
  10. Untaag

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    A mate and I finished one over a 48 hour period. It didn't go flat. Can't say it tasted very good though.
     
  11. Zzapped

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    Tried one a few months back, tastes like ass water with fizz :thumbdn:

    Cheers

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  12. Goth

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    There's no "canister of gas" inside it; it's kind of just like a giant aerosol can full of beer.
     
  13. disco frank

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    ever cut one up???

    simaler design to a widget in a Guinness can

    i had one for over a week and it was fine
     
  14. kukulkan

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    Yep. These arent the same as the ones you need to pierce / allow air in.

    These look quite similar to the minikegs that Little Creatures hire out - though theirs are about 11L - and they refill them...
     
  15. BitAddict

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    These are really popular in Germany, you can get all the big name brands. I remember walking to a party with one, by the time we got there it was empty... :shock:

    Edit: I've had a couple of the Heineken ones here as well, but I just don't like the beer very much...
     
  16. -KoMoD0-

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    How much do they go for here?
     
  17. 0M39A_1337

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    ^^ what he said.

    the Heineken mini kegs are a little different compared to the regular mini kegs getting around. they actually have a compressed co2 canister inside that keeps the beer fresh under co2, rather than the regular ones which you spear and have to drink the whole thing in one sitting. also, they are filled with real Heineken, not they brewed under license shit you get here (that said, its still an average beer lol)
     
  18. heavytrevy

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    Heineken kegs are my fav, just like having scooners at the pub :thumbup:
    Only prob is the keg is tooo small lol ,
    over the past 2 years ive prob had about 10 of these , never any regrets.

    Trev
     
  19. Eat Boxers

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    it's cheaper to buy a slab.
     
  20. Bionic

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    But its the Novelty Factor!! :leet:
     

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