Written on: 04/06/2012
Ages ago used their website. I remember not ordering for ages but then they put up this must have offer. It looked excellent. I did research and they had many negative reviews. Before ordering I thought the site was running well and seemed 1 of the best.
The offer still looked excellent. They said it was ex homebrew kit stock they had acquired. They had a limited number of "silver can's". Which were each 40 pint beer kits of well known brands that had their labels ripped off them.
I believed their story. The price was excellent. £4 a can or 4 for £12. Considering each 40 pint homebrew kit can is usually £10 or more each, this seemed a deal not to be missed.
Decided to stock up and buy 20 cans. Seemingly enough to brew 800 pints which would keep me brewing for a year or 2.
Got them... About a month after ordering though. All seemed ok until I looked at the dates. They were well out of date (some by a year or more).
This already is a breach of trading standards laws. For consumable products (things with a best before/use by date on it). They can only be sold if they are out of date if they are advertised as out of date and heavily reduced.
I tried 3 of the kits I bought. All were very bad batches. Tasted really off. Some like sherry, others brewed as slush. Checking online... 90% of people who bought the silver can kits also had bad batches.
I put it down to the fact that these are known to have manufacturing faults and are dodgy batches which were never meant to be used. What I believe is that this website bought them cheap off a returns warehouse. They were never meant for sale, but instead to be emptied and use the empty cans for scrap metal.
Didnt order again but everyone has had problems with them.
When people would give negative comments on forums or to them, they would simply threaten to sue the website hosting the negative content or ignore it. A serious downfall for the company as any must take criticism and work on it.
In the end theres all sorts of speculation on what happened to them. They went bust, they closed due to the complaints having a negative effect on their company.... I think its a combo
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