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Dark_Ale

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Has anyone used a party pig? Just wondering, Getting tired of washing all the bottles, I know they have set ups also with the small CO2 cylinders, has anyone tried those. Looking for a simple, fairly cheap and reasonable way to keg.
 

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Scrounge some cornelius kegs (soda kegs). All of mine were free or at most about $5. Buy a CO2 regulator ~$70. Then set up an account with your local gas distributor and rent a tank of CO2 ~$3/month plus gas. You'll need a place to chill kegs, so scrounge a fridge, which can usually be found for free.

It may cost a *bit* more than a pig or whatever, but if you're sick of bottles, go ahead and step up to the real solution...kegs. I did the same thing about 6 months into my brewing career and have been kegging since. Good luck!

Janx
 

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Well Don't I feel stupid! Thought I got a steal getting two on ebay for $60 after shipping :drunk:
 

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I saw them a lot when I went to the Chicago brew club. I am not sure that folks keep beer in them for a long time from what I have seen written here.
 

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Pigs have some advantages over kegs. The main two are portability and you don't need a CO2 source. One of the local microbrewers sells his ales in party pigs (the deposit is the retail cost of a pig) as well as sankes.

I've tried the 5L mini kegs. Can't say anything polite about them.
 

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i've been considering these also, or maybe a keg setup, but i'm not sure i want to spend the money nor do i have the space for a full on kegerator. my question on party pigs is whether thew beer will keep for a while, and whether the co2 levels are appropriate. anyone know?
 

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Hi all,

I'm looking to buy a second hand Braumeister in the UK. Does anyone have one at all?

Many thanks,

Nick.
 
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