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Go for the Pig. 2 15.38%
Tap that ass. Er...I mean, that draft. 5 38.46%
Stick with bottling... 6 46.15%
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:45 PM   #1
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I'm looking to get a small draft system that will fit in the corner of my refrigerator. I use mini-kegs, but don't normally drink them fast enough to avoid wasting some beer. It looks like either of the aforementioned systems might be a good answer to the question. I'm sure several of you have experience with one or both, would you care to share your opinions? Thanks,

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Old 02-27-2007, 10:59 PM   #2
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right now I'm thinking of getting a couple pigs . . . that way I have some kegged but still have some in bottle to give away and stuff


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Old 02-27-2007, 11:01 PM   #3
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...I use mini-kegs, but don't normally drink them fast enough to avoid wasting some beer.
I take it you're using gravity tap... why not spend the money on a co2 cartridge for the mini kegs?
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:08 PM   #4
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I posted a thread on this a cpl weeks ago, the consensus was that the Pig was a superior way to mini-keg beer...

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Old 02-27-2007, 11:37 PM   #5
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Thanks, Pol. I'll try to find that thread. i had a hard time searching for party "pig"...

 
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:39 PM   #6
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No problem

 
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:55 PM   #7
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I found the thread, The Pol. I'm starting to like the Party Pig idea quite a bit. I'm sort of sick of the 5L minis. They are fine for the real ale, if I can kill the keg in 2 days, but otherwise they sound like they don't work that great with the co2 system. It sounds like more of a hassle, too.

 
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:57 PM   #8
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Yeap, keep it simple, that is my motto...

 
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:04 PM   #9
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I have 2 Pigs, one since 1994, and never had any problems.
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Old 03-04-2007, 12:26 AM   #10
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Get your pig some tail...

16.00 tire inflater and a +1.00 Co2 Cart that I am still using the same one after several dispenses (by no means condoned by Quoin!)

Drill and tap with 1/8 pipe tap and use a 1/8 tank valve, not the easiest to find in a retail store but no issue at McMaster


Use a bike Co2 inflater, but watch the pressure - these pack the same pressure as the big boys but there is no regulator!


For using my regular Co2 bottle for carbing



 
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