Check out my new toy

cruzmisl

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Ok, I picked up a Beertender the other day before a BBQ party. It was a HUGE hit. We polished off 4 kegs before the night was done :) Could have killed more but I didn't have anymore (bad host). I never thought we'd go through that much but the beer is so cold and delicious it's hard to not drink it.

Once you "tap" the keg it stays fresh for 30 days. The digital display counts down the days, gives you a level of how much beer is remaining and allows you to adjust the tempersture (36, 39, 42f). It is expensive ($300) but I think it's worth it especially in the summer. Currently the only beer available is Heineken and Heineken Light. I enjoy boith beers so it's oK for me but I'm hoping other manufacturers will jump on the bandwagon. It's a great idea. I should note that the keg doesn't have the skunky taste of Heineken in the bottle for whatever reason. The Light is a great beer for summer. Very crisp and refreshing. People who hate Heineken were drinking it like water.

This thread is useless without pics so.............



 

Rangeball

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May 25, 2007
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It uses mini kegs.



I just saw this advertised last night for the first time. My dad has the coffee version of this, makes a single cup at a time of very good brew, lot's of choices of brands. Hopefully this will catch on as well :)
 

tnthudson

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Mar 31, 2008
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OK so I hope there were just 3 or 4 people at your party :lol:
Just kidding...that looks super-cool. I could deal with the Heiny or Corona or Bud Light or Miller Lite or.... okay, just give me a cold one, I'm thirsty now!
(HEY......We need beer smilies over there!!)
 

cruzmisl

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I had about a dozen people or so and none of them are big drinkers. If I had 50 cans of beer in a cooler I can guarantee I'd have 40 left. With the keg though the beer is ICE cold and VERY crisp and refreshing. Hell, even my mother in law had 4 or 5 and she never has more than 1.
 

tootie

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Apr 29, 2008
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Aww, I would give anything for a Licher or an Cold Blond,thats what we Germans call it... :lol:
But this is way cool, I'll have to talk to Hubby about this one!!!!




Margit
 

tnthudson

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Mar 31, 2008
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#11
:rockon:
Grace, you rock! I should have seen that before.
Thanks!!
Have one on me!
:cheers:
OK now I'm just getting carried away...
thanks again
OH and cruzmisl, thanks for the great info., what a cool device!
 

kevreh

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Jun 2, 2007
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cruzmisl said:
.... I should note that the keg doesn't have the skunky taste of Heineken in the bottle for whatever reason. The Light is a great beer for summer. Very crisp and refreshing. People who hate Heineken were drinking it like water.
The skunky taste you get from Heineken and other beers is due to damage from light. When you go to the store and the bottles are sitting under bright florescent lights thats the worst thing you can do to a beer. With lighter beers like Heineken the 'skunking is more pronounced. Used to be that buying beer in cans was considered ghetto versus the bottles. But people in the know (ie. brewers) will tell you the can doesn't impart any off flavors and protects the beer from light damage. Thats one reason why beer from a keg will always be better than bottles.

Congrats on your ....ehem.... investment :-D

Kevin
 

cruzmisl

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I should note that they also have Heineken light in kegs too which EVERYONE really likes. I haven't served it to one person that didn't like it. With this and my Margaritaville I need to plan a big PAR-T :lol:
 

Likesspace

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May 10, 2008
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Well I have to say that this is one really cool find. I don't drink beer that much (pretty much a red wine man now that I'm older, i.e. wimpy-er) but Heineken and St. Pauli Girl have always been my favorite beers.
Thanks for the information. I'll have to check this one out!
 

CarlD

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Apr 8, 2007
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If you are loading in Miller Lite, don't invite me to that party....even ice cold I can't drink that stuff. A draft Heineken is OK if frosty cold.

But that's what makes horse-racing. Everyone likes a different horse--or none (been twice to the Meadowlands for company dinners. Betting on the trotters is even duller than bingo--and I'd rather watch grass grow than play bingo).
 

edbson

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Jun 26, 2007
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You can also get Mini Kegs of Coors light, and it fits in the beertender. Best addition to my backyard in ages!
 

lulupalooza

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That's cool! Hmmmmm might just have to add that to hubbys xmas list. I love the Heni light. I was very surprised when I tasted it for the first time after drinking regular Heni for years. Maybe Samuel Adams will come out with one too! That
Samuel Adams Hefeweizen is AWESOME!
 

Backglass

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Jun 4, 2007
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Or you could step up to this. ;)

I started with a standard Kegerator and modified the tower & tap to handle three brews.

I am a home brewer and make most of the beer I drink myself...it was easier to keg it than bottle it.