From the HBD Archive
From: polstra!jdp@hplabs.HP.COM (John Polstra)
Subject: Rotokegs
Date: 1990-01-08 23:02:20 GMT

In HBD #337, pms@Sun.COM (Patrick Stirling) asked about plastic kegs:
> does anyone know of a supplier of RotoKegs here? Actually the real
> difficulty is finding the CO2 cartridges - any ideas?

The Cellar in Seattle carries Rotokegs as well as some other systems,
and they take mail orders. They carry the CO2 cartridges too.

The Cellar
P.O. Box 33525
Seattle, WA 98133

(206) 365-7660 (voice)
(206) 365-7677 (FAX)

They publish a catalog which I am sure they'd be happy to send you.

Having said that, I would like to point out that these plastic kegs do not
enjoy a good reputation among the serious brewers that I know. The
people I talk to all say that the plastic kegs are just toys, they don't
hold pressure very well, they don't last very long, and they use up
those little CO2 cartridges pretty quickly. In short, they are not
low enough in cost to make them a good deal with respect to, say, a
soda keg system. When I decided to start kegging, everybody that I
asked told me to just bite the bullet and invest in a soda keg system.
I did so, and have been very pleased.

Just passing along what others have told me. I've never tried the
plastic kegs myself. If any of you have used these systems and are
pleased with the results, by all means please correct me on-line.

- John Polstra jdp@polstra.UUCP
Polstra & Co., Inc. ...{uunet,sun}!practic!polstra!jdp
Seattle, WA (206) 932-6482

PS - I don't recommend The Cellar for soda keg systems, although they do
carry them. I've seen better prices elsewhere.

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