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Choosing the Perfect Beer Machine

Choosing the Perfect Beer Machine

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Beer Machine 

Are you looking for the perfect beer tap to elevate your pouring experience? Look no further! Here is the ultimate guide to choosing the perfect beer tap for your needs, whether you are a bar owner, a homebrewer, or a restaurant manager. So get ready to pour the perfection with these expert tips and recommendations. 

Introduction: 

When relishing the cold yet refreshing beer straight from the 5L beer keg, the pour quality is just as important as the brew itself. Therefore, the right choice of beer tap is crucial in achieving that perfect pour, enhancing the overall drinking experience, and ensuring optimal beer quality.  

Since there are countless options available out there, it’s quite essential to consider a few factors to make an informed decision. This guide will discuss the key points that will help you choose the ideal beer tap specifically tailored to your needs and preferences.  

Choosing the Perfect Beer Machine

  1. Understand your needs and budget 

Before you dive deep into the sea of uncountable beer taps, take a moment to determine your requirements. Are you a bar owner aspiring to boost your customers’ experience, a passionate homebrewer looking to enhance your craft, or a restaurant manager looking to expand your beer collection? Identify your particular needs and take them as a foundation for your decision-making. 

Establishing a suitable budget range is essential in selecting a beer tap that balances quality and affordability. Remember to consider the tap’s long-term value and durability when deciding. While it seems tempting to prioritize the cost factor, investing in a high-quality beer tap ensures an exceptional pouring experience that pays off in the long run. Please see www.draftproducts.com for 5 litre beer machines

 

H.Koenig BW1890

 

 

 

Description

Name: H.Koenig BW1890

Kegs: 5 Litre (Standard Mini Kegs)

System: Cooling with C02 cartridge required

Kegs available: Local breweries, online, widely available

Price per pint: from £1.7 a pint

 

 

Downsides

-C02 Cartridges required, can be tricky during set up

 

 

Positives 

-Beer is widely available from lidl to your local brewery

-Beer available for all budgets. From £1.7/Pint. 

-Homebrewed beer can be used in these machines

 

 

Beerwulf - Sub

 To be discontinued..

 

 



 

Description

Name: Sub

Kegs: 2 Litre (Non standard)

System: Just cooling, no C02 cartridge required (Kegs are pressurised)

Kegs available: Online specialist websites,

Price per pint: relatively expensive 

 

 

Downsides

-Beer costs relatively expensive 

-Beer only available from specialist retailers or from their website

-Limited beers available

-2 litre non standard format - 4 pints

-Purists argue its not a real pint due to the keg being already pressurised (Pubs have a C02 System)

-To be discontinued

-Homebrewed beer cannot be used with this machine

 

Positives

-Aesthetically pleasing

-unique design

-Non C02 Required (Less hassle for non purists)

 

 

Blade

 

Description

Name: Blade

Kegs: 8 Litre (Non standard)

System: Just cooling, no C02 cartridge required (Kegs are pressurised)

Price per pint: relatively expensive  (2 kegs minimum purchase - 60 pounds)

 

 

Downsides

-Beer relatively expensive

-Beer only available from specialist retailers or from their website

-Limited beers available

-Expensive, 400 GBP RRP

-Purists argue its not a real pint due to the keg being already pressurised (Pubs have a C02 System)

-Homebrewed beer cannot be used with this machine

 

 

Positives

-Aesthetically pleasing

-Unique design

-15 pints capacity

-Non C02 Required (Less hassle for non purists)


 

 

Perfect Draft

 

 




 

Description

Name: Perfect Draft

Kegs: 6 Litre (Non standard)

System: Just cooling, no C02 cartridge required (Kegs are pressurised)

 

 

 

Downsides

-Beer is relatively expensive / pint

-Non standard format (6 Litres). Can only get the kegs from their website / specialist retailers

-Purists argue its not a real pint due to the keg being already pressurised (Pubs have a C02 System)

-Homebrewed beer cannot be used with this machine

 

Positives

-6 Litre kegs = 11 pints

-Good design

-Leader in the market

-No C02 Required (Less hassle for non purists)

 

 

 


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