I'm kind of surprised that Grain and Grape refill or swap these bottles considering that they sell the 6.8kg (empty) MyKegOnLegs bottle for near on $300, compared to KegLand's $99 for the full 6kg bottle. That's quite a saving.
Anyone know if it's swap and go or do they refill it?
I'm planning on buying a setup that allows you to fill the sodastream bottles from a larger bottle, like my 6kg bottle.
It's not exactly cheap though, at about $100 plus shipping from the US.
But in the long run it'll work out cheaper.
Here's the gadget...
Just looks like a standard brumby tap.
I've used that set up quite a while ago and from memory it works fine but you have to turn the pressure down really low.
Or better yet, as you said, use a flow control tap like these nice Perlicks...
I bought one of these myself and mentioned that it's a nice bit of kit but unfortunately mine doesn't work any more.
The pin that pops the co2 cartridge broke, so it's useless :(
So for now I'm using the co2 charger that i've had for a while...
Would be nice if it did but I don't know the sizes either.
I have in the past just used a full sized Harris regulator with a sodastream adaptor but then it's not so portable.
Then there is the mini Leyland reg but the 74gm bulbs are expensive.
I think this was the link that he posted, and it's who I bought from.
I received mine the next day but I'm in the same state.
It's a good piece of kit and a hell of a lot cheaper than the mini Leyland reg.
Same bloke I bought the 50 pack from.
Those cartidges (if they are the same as what's in the picture) are RAV X which are supposed to be food grade.
Doesn't look like they would be any good for the Tap King bottles but would suit people with party kegs.
I prefer the shape of the Tooheys bottle myself.
My local Dan's doesn't have it in stock but according to the website they can be ordered for delivery.
I'd imagine the glass would be quite thin though.