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Having Your Beer Chilled

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Tardis, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. Tardis

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    Thinking about buying a small Husky beer chiller that sell for about £110 but unsure whether they’re any good or not. So I was wondering if anyone on the forum has had one or owns one?

    Do they run noisy or quiet and do they do a good job of keeping the beer chilled?

    Your thoughts please

    TIA. :thumbsup:
     
  2. Garrett

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    I always thought the fridge was cool enough, if you chill beer too much it kills some of the flavour, although lager can stand to be cooler than beer.
     
  3. overkill

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    Heathens! Beer should be cool not cold, Lager, who cares as it doesn't taste of anything anyway! ;)
     
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    very true...thats why I never put ice in whiskey.....the Americans have their lager ice cold as it really doesn;t have any taste anyway.
     
  5. Mylo

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    mate of mine has one and it does the job nicely. ALDI had them for £50 this week as it happens, there may be some left.
     
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    Are these the ones that use 6litre kegs?
    Someone bought me a keg as a present. It had a tap appendage on the top but it took 3 mins to pour a pint. We were too happy to care at the time but the next morning nursing a headache, I realised the keg should be part of a chiller unit called perfect draft
    I would be tempted to buy one as the keg Stella seemed to taste nicer than bottles.



    Disclaimer:I prefer ale but can find lager refreshing too!
     
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    I have one and it does the job. It's fairly quiet but not as quiet as my normal fridge. There are five settings around the back and I leave mine on setting 3 - any higher and the beer/ lager is too cold for my liking. If they're £50 in Aldi then that is a good deal as I paid £79 from Asda about 18 months ago.
     
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    If its real ale make sure your house has a cellar
     
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    :D So do I - when I drink it on the continent. English brewed stuff masquerading as "kronenburg 1664" etc just gives a nasty aftertaste (metallic) and fills you up with gas! *yeuch* :zonked:
     
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    Brits donmt do Lager well . Unfortunately its popular.Carling Black label?????? Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh!
     
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    "Brewed Under Licence" - the 3 worst words in the English Language.
     
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    Re read what said :lesson: I said cool not cold for beer, or implied cool but neverer said cold.

    Your not talking to Ethics now :D ;)


     
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    By mentioning the fridge I assumed you meant it's fine to stick lager in it! Which it is, as it's tasteless anyway! ;) :D

    Ethics? Who he? ;)
     
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    If you read some other threads on drick you should know I'm a beer drinker and have named some of my favorits in the past, this time of year on the hot sunny nights I like Bagers Champion Gold. :smashin:
     
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    Were you having a pint or two when you wrote that m8? :D ;) Badgers Champion? Is that the one flavoured with Elder? I prefer Tanglefoot TBH. :)
     
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    Nothing like a good pint of King and Barnes' Festive and bitter.
     
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    Not unless you count last night.

    No for some reason my spelling is getting worse, and it wasn’t that brilliant to start with and for some reason reading black lettering on a white background does not help, I really should preview my post. :(

    Oh I like the dark ales in the winter nights like Black Sheep, Old Fart and Old Peculiar moving to the lighter ones in the summer.
     
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    I like McEwans Champion No1 Ale and also Black Sheep when I'm drinking beer. The McEwans is strong stuff though, so you don't need many ;)
    Lager-wise I usually go for the Belgian stuff (Duval etc) but am still partial to the old Special Brew when I need a quick hit :D
     
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    Oh my yes!! K&B festive is one of my top ten beers! There's a pub in Surrey near the devils punchbowl that used to serve Gales HSB, Festive and Brakespears (before it went downhill). What a choice! Trouble is, as you left the pub, cold air would rush up the valley side, and hit you straight in the guts! As a result there would be a line of blokes puking up 7 or 8 pints of quality bitter into the bushes just opposite the pub at 11.30 exactly.......... :D Ah, thems were the days! ;)

    Good stuff! Have you ever had a pint of OP in Yorkshire? I've drunk it many times here (Black Swan Liverpool) but in it's native territory it's a 100 times better.

    Good stuff John. The Scottish dark beers have a distinctive taste though, and while like them many people find them too malty.

    Beer, something we can all agree on! :D
     
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    Tanglefoot and Hobgoblin last night :smashin:

    Have you ever been to the CAMRA beer festivals? I have been to a couple round our way...some really nice beers...really silly names....really :zonked:
     
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    ?????????? Is that draught, bottled or in cans.

    Most of the stuff in cans is not as good as the bottle stuff and the draught in cans ruins the flavour and gives them a distinct odd flavour. Although of the can stuff McEwans is probably the best I have tasted. :smashin:
     
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    Give Cains bitter and FA a go. I don't normally drink canned beer (you're right garret it has a 'funny' taste) and those two are popular amongst quite a few hardened bitter drinkers.

    No.1 is nice from the bottle.
     
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    The McEwans is in bottles - I usually buy it from either Asda or Morrisons and they quite often have an offer on it. This is what the bottles look like (until you've had a few and then they take on a more blurred appearance !)
     
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    I believe you can now get Cain's FA in bottles - so more of that metallic tinge to it although I always liked the 1L mega-cans!! If you wanna try a 'refreshing' ale for long, hot summer nights, can I point you in the direction of Harvestouin's Bitter & Twisted - a wonderfully citrus-y pale ale with a nice hoppiness to it! And also Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - a bottle conditioned American Pale; Heaven in a bottle! Or Anchor Brewing's Liberty Ale, another great hoppy American pale - I think they are still available at Safeway's!!
     
  25. la gran siete

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    sadly K&B brewers, of Horsham where I lived for 20 years, closed down and the site is now a block of flats.I gather the beer is still being manufactured by Badgers.
     
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    Hmmmm. ASDA sell it, wasn't all that thrilled TBH. Oh well! :D
    You can indeed. Wierdly, I actually prefer it canned! :confused: Sames as Ruddys County. The mini bottled version is good, but the new full size bottled version lacks that distinctive flavour.

    K&B has gone! Woe is me! :(
     
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    I forgot about another one I like as well - Riggwelter :thumbsup:
     

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