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Draught beer at home THE SUB from Heineken

  • 08-12-2017 3:27pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭


    So I just got one of these things as I live in Germany and I am sure they will be a big hit in Ireland when the start selling there.

    the-sub.com

    https://de.the-sub.com/en/

    https://uk.the-sub.com/

    I got mine from amazon and I am sure amazon UK will do them.

    Not sure what the price will be in Ireland. I am sure more then any where else but for home drinking I see it as the next big thing.

    Let me know if anyone buy one in Ireland.

    ENJOY!!!

    :pac: :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,808 ✭✭✭Alkers


    £180 and then £2 per pint to drink at home - am I reading it right?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,299 ✭✭✭The Mulk


    Simona1986 wrote: »
    £180 and then £2 per pint to drink at home - am I reading it right?

    And each "torp" holds less than 4 pints or are there bigger ones available?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭gar32


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-25-Perfect-Draft-dispenser/dp/B004GCK1IE/ref=pd_sbs_370_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=TVDS9CFN1FEAZPWCHRJ4

    6 liter but a bit more to buy.

    Amazon was doing flash sales on the SUB. I got mine for €84


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭gar32


    If you have the Torps already chilled you can swap them without much delay.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,776 Mod ✭✭✭✭BeerNut


    gar32 wrote: »
    I am sure they will be a big hit in Ireland when the start selling there.
    I am sure they will be around two or three months and then disappear without trace because that is what has happened every single time somebody has tried to launch a home-dispense product in Ireland. There is no niche in the market for this type of thing.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,605 ✭✭✭gctest50


    Much better, fun project you can assemble over Christmas :


    https://touch.boards.ie/thread/2056618819


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭gar32


    As I said I think these will be big when the start in Ireland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,208 ✭✭✭✭elperello


    gar32 wrote: »
    As I said I think these will be big when the start in Ireland.

    I like it.
    Compact and no beer in lines.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭gar32


    5% Discount in the box if you buy it. Try buy large amount of beer with discount :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,276 ✭✭✭slayerking


    gar32 wrote: »
    As I said I think these will be big when the start in Ireland.

    What makes you think they will be big here?
    The previous Heineken 5 litre minikegs they launched a few years back we're a flop.

    Curious also why someone living in Germany would be after Heineken. You can buy those little 5 litre partyfass kegs fairly easily, no? Most comparable, if not better, than Heineken.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭gar32


    I am looking at the other beer in the torps. If it goes the same as the USA the will start filling them with craft beers. This is what I am interested in. It is a cheaper what to start beer on tap at home. If it breaks there is a Phillips 6 liter for around €220 I would not mind trying.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,116 ✭✭✭✭RasTa


    It's €18 for 20 bottles of Heniken in Tesco atm. These yokes will never take off.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭gar32


    If you after cheap beer then move to Germany. Most beers are €10 for 20 half liter bottles. €1 a liter.

    If you like draught beer at home you have to pay a little more. After you pay for machine its about €3 a liter.

    If you like having 8 pints a day this system is not for you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭gar32


    So I tried a Hack yesterday which worked so far. I opened a used TORP and added beer from a bottle. It pressured and worked with 1st test for a small glass of beer. If this work's I could try many beer's even Cider in it.

    I will keep you posted if it work's later.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,593 ✭✭✭theteal


    What's the difference from just drinking the bottle?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭gar32


    You don't have to drink it all in one go and you get a better head on it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33 radioschizo


    Edited
    Have a read of the forum rules before you post again


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭gar32


    Beer is an UPPER for the 1st hour or so :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭tomhalloween


    gar32 wrote: »
    I am looking at the other beer in the torps. If it goes the same as the USA the will start filling them with craft beers. This is what I am interested in. It is a cheaper what to start beer on tap at home. If it breaks there is a Phillips 6 liter for around €220 I would not mind trying.
    I have a Philips perfect draft. While it is expensive to acquire kegs as no supplier in Ireland, I love it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭gar32


    See if Amazon.de will deliver for you as VAT on beer here is very low. I have seen the 6 liter kegs for €20.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭tomhalloween


    gar32 wrote: »
    See if Amazon.de will deliver for you as VAT on beer here is very low. I have seen the 6 liter kegs for €20.

    I order from a German website that sells kegs from as low as €15 .although the nicer beers can be double that price. Shipping for 4 kegs is just over €25


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭gar32


    48 half liter at Around €2 each is not bad if the beer is better then can's and bottles.

    Would it be as good as pub beers?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,956 ✭✭✭✭Losty Dublin


    gar32 wrote: »
    I am looking at the other beer in the torps. If it goes the same as the USA the will start filling them with craft beers. .

    Craft Beer Growlers have largely been a flop in Ireland in spite of they having shop space in a variety of outlets. I can't see why they will work for Heineken or similar lagers. At best, it may work a little for draught stout if you could get it closer to a pub pint to what cans offer but even then it will be a hard sell.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,605 ✭✭✭gctest50


    Edited
    Have a read of the forum rules before you post again


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭gar32


    So I have put wheat beer from bottles in to a used torp and it works great. Gas, head and cool just like a bar. When you see the price of a torp refilling will be the way to go. Now if someone could sell a better reusable torp. This could be the future :)

    P.S.Sold out on most site in EU for Christmas.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,116 ✭✭✭✭RasTa


    Do you work for this company?


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,373 ✭✭✭✭rubadub


    gar32 wrote: »
    See if Amazon.de will deliver for you as VAT on beer here is very low. I have seen the 6 liter kegs for €20.
    You would be liable to pay excise and VAT on it, even though they are in the EU.

    I know of several dedicated heineken drinkers. I cannot picture any of them getting this. You can get 24x500ml cans for 20 euro in tesco and supervalu at the moment, which is admittedly unusually cheap. I think most of them value bottled heineken more than draught too, bottles would still be a lot cheaper than this, they are always on offer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭gar32


    No I don'T work for this company. Would I suggest refilling it if I did?

    I am just happy with it and want to share that :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,373 ✭✭✭✭rubadub


    gar32 wrote: »
    No I don'T work for this company. Would I suggest refilling it if I did?
    If you worked for the company making the device then yes, it could possibly make sense to be revealing how you can bypass having to buy the beer, which could have some licence fee or something included. It would be like the manufacturers who make nespresso machines revealing how to use standard coffee in pods. Or manufacturers of "now tv" boxes revealing how you can hack them. "Now TV" boxes are sold cheap as they are subsidized by sky.

    I don't think you work for them, just saying its a poor defense.
    gar32 wrote: »
    So I tried a Hack yesterday which worked so far. I opened a used TORP and added beer from a bottle. It pressured and worked with 1st test for a small glass of beer. If this work's I could try many beer's even Cider in it.
    Can't see why anybody would bother with cider, a pint of bulmers would have no head on it if poured right. These torps are the same volume as a flagon of cider.
    gar32 wrote: »
    You don't have to drink it all in one go and you get a better head on it.
    You don't have to drink bottles all in 1 go either, just recap them. Some might keep partial bottles of wine, I know of nobody who does the same with beer. Does this device actually carbonate the beer? if not then I expect a recapped bottle would keeps its carbonation a lot better. As for the head I expect you could get similar using some other device, like those syringes you used to get for guinness years ago.

    I expect it loses a fair bit of carbonation if you are pouring it into this torp thing. Also the torp is meant to last 15 days, I expect a major factor in this is the fact it is presumably made in a controlled environment, not poured into it in open dirty air and getting unwanted oxygen in.

    I see it is at a fixed 2C and cannot be changed.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 ✭✭✭gar32


    There is a bag inside the torp which is deflated as you use it. The air pump keeps the beer without air unlike an half filled beer bottle.


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