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Old 05-26-2010, 03:25 PM   #1
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I was checking this out and was thinking of getting one depending on the price. Only because as of right now I'm only brewing 5 gallons or 10 gallons a month.

http://204.188.100.225/overview.html

It's a little keg with a pouch of co2 in it that keeps it fresh for months... seems kinda like a pain ins the a** to refil it though...

Is it worth buying??

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Old 05-26-2010, 03:32 PM   #2
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and.... was there a question to go with this?

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Old 05-26-2010, 03:36 PM   #3
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I was checking this out and was thinking of getting one depending on the price. Only because as of right now I'm only brewing 5 gallons or 10 gallons a month.

http://204.188.100.225/overview.html

It's a little keg with a pouch of co2 in it that keeps it fresh for months... seems kinda like a pain ins the a** to refil it though...

Is it worth buying??
sorry im not in the right mindset today but i editited the post now.
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:40 PM   #4
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These people have commented on them before:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/party-pig-25831/

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I would actually suggest using a 5L mini keg over the Party Pig. This does the same thing cheaper, better and is more user friendly. The Party Pig is a system like Mr. Beer. BTW 4 5L mini kegs = 5 gallons so that is a HUGE incentive in my book.

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I would actually suggest using a 5L mini keg over the Party Pig. This does the same thing cheaper, better and is more user friendly. The Party Pig is a system like Mr. Beer. BTW 4 5L mini kegs = 5 gallons so that is a HUGE incentive in my book.
where can i find this 5L mini keg you speak of??

I liked the party pig because it is like the mr beer but you can put your own beer you brewed in it and it carbonates it for you so you skip bottling... If I can skip bottling with the mini keg Id rather just buy that.
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I picked up my party pig for $5 on craigslist. I like it. I use it for family get togethers so I don't need to keep track of my bottles. The pouches are $5 each.

I'd like to have a mini keg set up someday.

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So here is my questions if I buy mini kegs and buy this
http://cnj.craigslist.org/hsh/1713933625.html

Do i still have to use priming sugar to add carb??

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If you do a search (no this isn't a search, noob post) for "party pig" you'll find TONS of reviews and experiences to help you with your decision.

Also, check out Tap-a-draft as well. That's the one I went with and it works great too.

That said, if you think you'll upgrade to a real kegging system, just do that. Most folks who get a party pig or a TAD system "for now", decide to move up to kegging really quickly after and wish they'd just spent the money towards kegging. I got the TAD because I didn't have any room to keg and it was a great halfway measure for me. Plus, you can get extra TAD bottles fairly cheap (in some areas you can buy 3-liter pop bottles that also fit the TAD system) so you can expand your storage without too much more outlay of cash.

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If you do a search (no this isn't a search, noob post) for "party pig" you'll find TONS of reviews and experiences to help you with your decision.

Also, check out Tap-a-draft as well. That's the one I went with and it works great too.

That said, if you think you'll upgrade to a real kegging system, just do that. Most folks who get a party pig or a TAD system "for now", decide to move up to kegging really quickly after and wish they'd just spent the money towards kegging. I got the TAD because I didn't have any room to keg and it was a great halfway measure for me. Plus, you can get extra TAD bottles fairly cheap (in some areas you can buy 3-liter pop bottles that also fit the TAD system) so you can expand your storage without too much more outlay of cash.
Thanks im gonna look into it !
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