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« on: February 13, 2015, 02:35:53 PM »
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Re: Synec
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015, 03:02:06 PM »
$299

I'd be curious to see the price for replacement bags.

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Re: Synec
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015, 04:07:01 PM »
I don't think I get it. The oxygen pickup filling the bags is the same as a growler; you have the advantage of the beer staying carbed between pours, but a few 32 oz growlers also solve that problem and save a ton of counter space, plus $290.

Edit: We got an email from them asking if we'd fill the bags. As far I can tell, they conform to CO law, so yes.
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Re: Synec
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 05:42:52 PM »
Yeah, this got posted on my FB wall about 5 or 6 times last year. I don't even like the concept of Keurigs (or things on my counter for that matter), so this thing is not something I'm interested in.
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Re: Synec
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 06:00:41 PM »
Yeah, this got posted on my FB wall about 5 or 6 times last year. I don't even like the concept of Keurigs (or things on my counter for that matter), so this thing is not something I'm interested in.

Yeah, I agree.  Although I said the same thing about the Zymatic when I first saw it and now I'm excited to have one to play with.  Don't think it's anything I'd invest in, but the technology is fascinating.
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Re: Synec
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015, 06:56:31 PM »
For the o2 it states there is a special fill valve, to me that means it has some sort of vent, otherwise the bag would fill with air sooner Han the full capacity of beer- think soda syrup bags for the new coke machine dispensers.

I thought it nifty but at $290, if that's the asking price, a little steep and as Amanda mentioned, not in my counter either
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Re: Synec
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015, 02:12:41 AM »
For the o2 it states there is a special fill valve

All I have to go on is the email they sent us, which says to fill the bags from the bottom using a tube just like one would a growler. It does seem like they've contracted with some large breweries to fill the bags using a proprietary sealed header, so this could be a great way to get fresh beer from Sierra Nevada et al.
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Re: Synec
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2015, 03:31:38 PM »
For the o2 it states there is a special fill valve

All I have to go on is the email they sent us, which says to fill the bags from the bottom using a tube just like one would a growler. It does seem like they've contracted with some large breweries to fill the bags using a proprietary sealed header, so this could be a great way to get fresh beer from Sierra Nevada et al.
Yeah, it seems like this is more suited towards growler sales than homebrewers. It kind of reminds me of the Heineken mini-keg dispenser that Krupps used to sell. At $350, I might as well spend the extra cash for a real-deal kegerator. And I have a hard time imagining that the whole "Synek-bag instead of growlers" movement is going to reach critical mass at that price point.

Still, if the price was on par with a Keurig (like in the $150 or under range), I'd snap one up in a heartbeat. But that's only because I don't have a full-time kegerator at the moment. It's a great idea, but I think it is very price-sensitive. If there's not enough demand, then brewers aren't going to use them. And if I can only find Red Hook ESB at my local store in the Synec pack, then I'm not going to want to buy a machine.
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Re: Synec
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2015, 07:30:34 PM »
Yeah, I can't really see the demand to replace or even supplement growlers. If the price were lower I could envision the homebrew alternative to full blown kegging but like you said, at this price I'd stick with a keg setup.
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Re: Synec
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2015, 07:31:15 PM »
Yeah, I can't really see the demand to replace or even supplement growlers. If the price were lower I could envision the homebrew alternative to full blown kegging but like you said, at this price I'd stick with a keg setup.

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