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Old 03-22-2008, 01:14 AM   #1
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I am currently in the secondary fermantation of my first brew and I was wondering if anyone has bottled into party pigs?

 
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Old 03-23-2008, 02:18 AM   #2
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yeah, its fairly simple to do. make sure you read the instructions on it. Seems like each time we use one, we always mess up the metal rings somehow. Make sure its even all the way around and leave room for your tap. My bro-in-law used one and his tap was right above a screw which made it difficult in pouring. I also
recommend using 4 ounces of priming sugar.

 
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:03 PM   #3
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Thanks.
How long does your beer stay good in the pigs?

 
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:28 PM   #4
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Thanks.
How long does your beer stay good in the pigs?
I've kept it for several months with no problem.
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:29 AM   #5
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I still have my bourbon barrel porter i bottled 8 months ago in my pig. I used one for a stout and it worked great.

 
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:30 AM   #6
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I'm digging the stout in the pig. It was a hit at a St Pat's party, too.
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:20 AM   #7
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Don't get a pig. Get a tap-a-draft. Then you don't have to pay stupid amounts ($5 or so) for those inflation pouches every single time you use the pig. CO2 cartridges are much cheaper. Only about 70 cents each, and you only need three of them to dispense six liters. And, if you wanna do a nitrogen-fed stout like Guinness, you can get N2O cartridges!

 
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:24 AM   #8

FYI - There are several threads that compare both. Just do a search for them.
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:14 AM   #9
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I have to admit, the pouches do get annoying, especially when your finished with one. I had one blow up in my face as soon as i took the tap and gasket off. my advice is to LOOSEN it first and then use a needle or something small and sharp to poke it with. If kegging wasn't so expensive to start.....

 
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:55 AM   #10
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I used my pig twice. The second time the pouch didn't activate. I couldn't get the pump to kick it off. Save your money and get a kegging system. You'll use it for years and years, guaranteed.

 
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