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Old 02-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #11
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Not really. Everything else you buy off their site has $8 flat rate shipping. Not sure why they are charging $13 shipping for this trade offer.
Regular price is $25 plus the shipping and you can't get a LBK for less then $13 from Mr. Beer.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #12
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This thing looks like fun for trying new (half) recipes. Anyone brewed a batch in one?

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:36 PM   #13
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The LBK's are too usefull for small batch brewing. And as cool as those are, it looks like they indeed ONLY hold 2 gallons, as opposed to the 2.5 that you can put in a mr beer. I like the idea that when I'm brewing a small batch I'm still brewing 1 case of beer.

They're cute, and I'll probably get one someday but like someone else said my LBK has sentimental meaning. ANd I know that iirc they're ex Mr Beer employees or something, but I don't like the mean-ness of their marketing.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:40 PM   #14
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as cool as those are, it looks like they indeed ONLY hold 2 gallons, as opposed to the 2.5 that you can put in a mr beer.
From their comparison graph, it looks like it's the other way around?

"The BrewDemon fermenter was designed to handle a 2.5-gallon batch of beer just as easily as it does 2-gallons."

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Old 02-01-2013, 09:10 PM   #15
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This thing looks like fun for trying new (half) recipes. Anyone brewed a batch in one?
I have one of these and I'm on my second batch of brew with it! The first Recipe (Wild Spirit IPA) I'll be sampling this weekend and the second recipe (One Evil Pilsner is going into the bottles this weekend!

Also just FYI the LBC (Little Brown Conical) will do 2.5 gallon batches without a problem and will hold over 3 gallons total if you really needed to. You really have to be careful trying to get a full 2.5 gallons in the Mr. Beer LBK, and if you do there isn't much head space left. This isn't the problem on the LBC.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:13 PM   #16
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Regular price is $25 plus the shipping and you can't get a LBK for less then $13 from Mr. Beer.
I understand but they are asking $13 for "shipping", when if you order one for full price it's $8 shipping. I understand its a good deal regardless, but how does "shipping" go from $8 flat rate to $13?
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:19 PM   #17
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Plus you have to pay to ship your LBK to them. If this could handle 5 gallons I would be all over it, only 2 gallons, not going to bother.

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:20 PM   #18
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I understand but they are asking $13 for "shipping", when if you order one for full price it's $8 shipping. I understand its a good deal regardless, but how does "shipping" go from $8 flat rate to $13?
I assume that would be the "handling"; either way, sounds like the typical workaround to make something "free".

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:58 PM   #19
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Seems like if they could make a 2.5g for 25 bucks, they could make a 5 gallon for 50....

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:03 PM   #20
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Plus you have to pay to ship your LBK to them. If this could handle 5 gallons I would be all over it, only 2 gallons, not going to bother.
You don't ship them your entire keg. You cut out a piece of it (they show you what you need to send in the link) it'll cost the price of a stamp

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