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Title: Beer Machine
Post by: roguejim on February 25, 2011, 08:43:36 PM
Someone sent me this video.  How is this done?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKQuxEiK3FI
Title: Re: Beer Machine
Post by: Hokerer on February 25, 2011, 09:25:57 PM
Special cups.  Discussed earlier here http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=5574.msg66401#msg66401 (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=5574.msg66401#msg66401)
Title: Re: Beer Machine
Post by: euge on February 25, 2011, 09:26:27 PM
Someone sent me this video.  How is this done?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKQuxEiK3FI

There was a thread about this months back. Lo and behold it's on CNN yesterday. It's done with magnets or something like that to fill from the bottom.

My understanding is the profit comes from the cups and not the dispenser; and the increased sales and speedy delivery ought to benefit the venues that adopt this system. I think it's a clever solution.
Title: Re: Beer Machine
Post by: dano14041 on February 26, 2011, 02:15:30 AM
The magnets in the bottom of the cups can be made with a logo on them. So advertising could defer the cost of the cups and the consumer has a nice keepsake to take home and stick on the fridge. Sounds like a great idea to me.  ;D
Title: Re: Beer Machine
Post by: Steve on February 26, 2011, 02:22:47 PM
The less time you spend on line to get a beer at sports venues will get you back to your seat to see the game. I saw the CNN story. It's a win-win-win-win situation: 1. The inventor will have a good payday. 2. The distributors will get more advertising in the cup which will pay for the device. 3. The beer vendors can serve the beer faster and with less head overflow making happier consumers. 4. The cup doesn't cost anymore to the consumer.

Not sure how it affects recycling of the cup with the magnetic seal.

You have to be smarter than the cup to use it properly... for instance the dude who shoved his finger up through the bottom, breaking the magnetic seal getting soaked with beer.
Title: Re: Beer Machine
Post by: Kit B on March 01, 2011, 06:41:29 PM
...Or set it in the cup holder, not realizing that it was on top if a wadded napkin.
Title: Re: Beer Machine
Post by: bluesman on March 02, 2011, 05:51:31 PM
As they say..."Time is money"

Pretty nifty design though.
Title: Re: Beer Machine
Post by: beersk on March 02, 2011, 08:06:08 PM
Wow that's amazing.  Good points made about the potential for loosing the magnetic seal.  Seems like a great invention to serve that beer fast!  I feel like drinking a PBR now!