Okay, this is about as 'newbie' as it gets, but...
I've brewed a couple of kit beers successfully, using random equipment borrowed (fermenter bin; demi-johns with airlocks). Secondary fermentation was in bottles (priming?) and all was successful. Yay!
But the laborious, hazardous task of bottling is a bore (and I have learnt that cappers, hammers and bottles lead to lost beer!), so I am looking for alternatives.
I know nothing about using pressure barrels/ kegs, but am trying to work out an alternative to bottling.
Please help a confused newbie! How do pressure barrels work? Is this the solution I am looking for? Oh dear god, where do I start?
Any advice very gratefully received!