The Party Pig® is a self contained 8.5 liter (2.25 gallon)
reusable beer package/dispenser that keeps beer fresh and
carbonated. The package is easy to carry and fits into most
standard refrigerators. The Party Pig requires no CO2 tanks or
cartridges because it uses a self-inflating pressure pouch. As beer
is dispensed from the PET (BPA FREE) plastic
bottle through an attached push-button valve (included), the
internal pressure pouch expands and maintains a constant 15-20
pounds per square inch of pressure. This is accomplished by
combining citric acid and bicarbonate of soda in a controlled
manner to produce CO2 gas, which remains inside the pressure pouch
and does not come in contact with the beer.
Click on the link below to view the FULL instructional PDF from
Quoin, the manufacturer of The Party Pig.
From Tanya Gibbs of Rock Island, Washington on 5/30/2011.
This works really great for camping trips-no extra bottles to carry. A bit messy when opening to re-load, but the portability makes up for it.2 pigs & 12 12oz bottles to the 5gal batch.
Very convenient product
From patd7260 of Newark, Delaware on 11/19/2009.
I have used the party pig for a couple different batches of beer. It holds half a batch and is great for taking your beer to parties and showing off your work! Easy to use and clean.
1/1/2015 – I started my first home brew and didn't want to use bottles, instead a mini keg. Do you have tap conversion kits that would allow me to do this?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It depends on what you mean by a mini keg.If you mean the 5 liter sized "kegs", we don't sell them OR the taps any more. We found them to be unreliable at best, and in one case, dangerous. The CO2 tap was poorly made and could come apart when pressured, shooting across the room and breaking windows. Bad deal.If you mean 5 gallon (or . . .
7/10/2012 – Saw one of these on the river in texas..does it require some type of tap>..and is the pouch the only thing you need to push the beer out?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The Party Pig has an integral tap/dispenser on the front. No need for an additional tap. The Pressure Pouch, once put into the Pig (and activated) supplies the pressure for dispensing your beer. You'll need an Activation Pump to do it, is all ($8.95). Only one activation pump is necessary if you have multiple Party Pigs.
5/17/2010 – what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order number is (800) 850-2739
12/18/2008 – I am not a brewer, but my daughter's boyfriend is and I'm looking for a good Christmas gift for him. From the Q&A I assume the Pig can replace a keg or bottling, for up to 2.25 gallons. Does it remain as fresh in the pig as in bottles or kegs? Can the pig go in the refrigerator (or should it)? Does it change the quality of the beer . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Correct, the Party Pig can replace a keg or bottles. It remains fresh right to the end, similar to a keg. It fits onto the shelf of a refrigerator and doesn't change the quality of the beer or shelf life. In short, it's a handy (and portable) alternative.Product questions are entirely normal, that's why we have a Q&A. No worries! . . .
1/26/2008 – I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Heck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will actually answer as long as it's business hours!
2/14/2007 – I have two party pig's can I use them for wine? And will the wine stay good?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Certainly. Party Pigs work very well as wine dispensers. No need to add corn sugar, of course, because you are not carbonating the wine. The wine will stay good for a long time because there is no air exposure.
11/5/2006 – I live in Seattle, can I come and pick up the bottles in Everett? Do you have a "brick and mortar" store?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You sure can. It is literally made of bricks and mortar, in South Everett. Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10-6:30 M-F and 9:30-5 on Saturdaysand 11:00am-3pm on Sundays
8/31/2006 – I have been looking for a small keg or keg type system to take to my local micro brewery so I can bring home the beer...I loved to brew myself, but with my current job I dont have the time...the "pig" looks like it would be ideal for this task...just wondering if it would be a good system to use in order to have the brewery fill and then I . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The Party Pig sounds ideal for you. You just need a screwdriver to seal it up at the bar (bring a pressure pouch too, of course). Once the air has been released, your beer will last indefinately. Certainly weeks, probably months. The expanding pouch keeps it carbonated and at the dispensing pressure.
7/25/2006 – Id like to put the beer into a keg instead of bottles, but was wondering if i could do this WITHOUT force carbonating with a CO2 tank. Can the beer naturally carbonate in the keg?what would i have to add for this, more yeast or sugar?Would this effect the "shelf life" of the keg?thanks for the help! AWESOME WEBSITE!!!
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, you can do that. Use about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of corn sugar to carbonate in the keg. You will still need the CO2 to "push" the beer from the keg, however. The beer is drawn from the bottom of the keg up to the spigot. It needs a little "push" to get it there.No, there is no affect on shelf life.Thanks for the kind words about our . . .
5/18/2006 – This may seem like an obvious answer BUT other then a separate fridge which I do not have room for in my house, how else would I keep a keg cold? And if I put a fridge in the basement is 22' head pressure way too much?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Sorry, a 22' line is probably too long too use effectively. The only other options are temporary, like a jockey box filled with ice, a plate chiller etc. Perhaps a Party Pig? They hold about 2.25 gallons, and fit onto the shelf of a common 'fridge.
3/19/2006 – Can the (pig) be used to carbonate my beer with CO2? Can I even use it to carbonate my beer with sugar or is it just for serving.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You cannot use CO2 with the Party Pig. You CAN use priming sugar to carbonate your beer, and for serving, however.
8/29/2005 – here's a bum question is the party pig like the Beer Machine 2000 can you use it as a primary fermenter?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The Beer Machine is a bum idea. Using your fermenter to (also) dispense your beer is a problem you don't want to replicate.I have heard of people using the Pig as a fermenter, yes, but after fermentation the beer is siphoned out, the pig is cleaned, and then the beer is siphoned back in, primed and conditioned. Not the same idea at all. . . .
8/15/2005 – I stopped brewing years ago because bottling was such a hassle. I am thinking of starting again and it looks to me like the party pig could be a good replacement for bottles. I have 2 questions:1) How much priming sugar do you use per pig? I seem to remember it was like ? a teaspoon per 12oz bottle so do you just multiply that by the number . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: 1) You use about 1/4 to 3/8 cup of corn sugar per pig for normal carbonation. 2) The beer stays carbonated and good indefinately. Because all the air is removed when you activate the pressure pouch, the whole thing remains under pressure just like it would in a keg. Only CO2 is in contact with your beer. A month or two is not a problem.
6/7/2005 – I want to use my party pig for my mead. I do not want it carbonated though. Do I still need a pressure pouch?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, it is needed to push the liquid out. The pouch does not carbonate the beer or mead or wine etc. Just do not "prime" the Pig, and no carbonation will be produced.
4/9/2005 – Will a cornelius keg fit into any half height refrigerator? Or better yet, if I were looking for a new refrigerator but didn't want to buy a full size or a expensive kegerator, what are my options?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: There are so many different 'fridges that it is best to measure (twice) and drink once. For reference, the new cornelius keg itself measures about 22" high, and 9" in diameter. Many half-height 'fridges have a freezer section in the top that interferes with the keg, but some do not. Measure, measure. Certainly a full size 'fridge will . . .
3/4/2005 – I am thinking about purchasing a party pig. As most beer recipes produce 5 gallons, and a party pig hold 2.25 gallons, do people 1/2 their recipes, fill two pigs, or put half into a pig and bottle half? I do partials (and never did a full mash). I was thinking of just doing the grain aspect of my partial recipes.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We have customers who do all of those things (1/2 their recipes, fill two pigs, or put half into a pig and bottle half). Some even keg 1/2 and pig 1/2, because they are more portable than a kegging system.
2/20/2005 – Q#1: What "activation pump" are you referring to in your description of the party pig. Is it possible to use a standard pump (shrader/presta) or is there more involved? Q#2: I assume you use a priming sugar when preparing a party pig for storage/dispensing.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: 1: It is a hand activated "bulb" type air pump that applies pressure to the Pig (thru the snout!) in order to trigger the internal pressure pouch. I have heard of people using their CO2 bottle and similar things to apply the pressure, but we recommend the Party Pig Activation Pump to do it. It is inexpensive, easy to pack along for the weekend . . .
2/1/2005 – Where can I buy the hops to brew the beer? I live in Plainview, Texas....would love to brew my own. But, I need the ingredients to brew it. will buy your equipment, so....where can I buy the goodies to brew it?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Right here! We have a large selection of hops, yeasts, grains and everything you need in the way of ingredients. Here is a link:A good way to get started is to choose one of our ingredient (recipe) kits. They get you started the right way!
1/20/2005 – After adding corn sugar to my beer, instead of bottling it I was wondering if I could put the beer in some kind of small(1-1.5 gal) keg-like container that is portable and can be pressured by hand and dispensed through a hose/tap-like thing? Do you have anything close to this?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Probably the closest is the Party Pig. It holds 2.25 gallons, and you can draw off a beer from this pressurized device. It requires an inexpensive "pressure pouch" with each batch. You can find this item in below.
12/20/2004 – If you are kegging after the secondary fermentation and allowing the beer to condition or age does the keg need to be in the fridge or is it alright to store it in a cool dark place until you are ready to tap it?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, it does not need to be refrigerated. Storing can be done most in any cool spot. No need for darkness...light won't penetrate that keg!Assuming you like COLD beer, you'll need to refrigerate before drink/tapping it tho!
12/17/2004 – I live in Scotland and cannot find a national retailer for the Party Pig. Could you quote me for shipping or tell me where in the UK I can get one?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Sorry, I don't know of any UK distributors.Shipping from here (in 2004) would run approximately:$29.24 for U.S. surface mail (4-6 weeks)$41.15 for U.S. Air Parcel post (4-10 days)$48.33 for U.S. Global Express (3-5 days)All prices are in U.S. dollars.To find current shipping cost, put the "pig" into your online shopping cart . . .
10/9/2004 – What is the best method to fill bottles from a keg system? How do you reduce the foam and ensure that the beer does not go flat??
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The BEST way to fill bottles from a cornelius keg system is using a counterpressure bottle filler. It purges and fills your bottles in an all CO2 enviroment, and fills them from the bottom to minimize foaming. See below for a link to this item:If you don't have a counterpressure filler, you can attach a piece of 3/8" ID tubing (about 10" . . .
10/9/2004 – I LOVE reading all the questions and answers! Now I have one. I am going to be purchasing a kegging system as a gift. Here is what I know I want (I think): I want to have a keg inside of a converted fridge (don't have the fridge yet) and need to know what I would need to set this up, from the keg (corney?) to the fitted tap out the door... . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Glad to hear our site is useful!To start, you would order a Complete Kegging System. When you click on "Options" it will allow you to select either a single keg setup or a double. To set it up for a 'fridge, all you need to do is add a Refridgerator Tap (or two). All of this assumes you have a standard size 'fridge. Most of them . . .
10/4/2004 – Hello, I was thinking of getting the Party Pig. Does the Party Pig have any affect on the taste, compared to bottling? What do you think of the P.P.?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, there is no affect on taste.We like the Party Pig, especially if you want to be "portable", like for a weekend away, or on a boat etc. They are pretty reliable, and lightweight.
9/26/2004 – On your keg systems, are the kegs reconditoned? Have all the o-rings been replaced or do I have to do that. I like your site. You are the only one I have seen that has the multiple systems for sale. A friend of mine has been kegging for a few yrs now. He has a double regulater on his so he can run different pressures on the tanks. Is this . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, the kegs are not reconditioned, but we supply the o-ring kits to do that if you want. It's very easy, and the kegs are in good condition anyway. I see no need for two regulators either, as long as the kegs are about the same distance to the tap.Yes, you can carbonate two kegs to 25 psi at the same time. No problem.Yes, you . . .
9/23/2004 – I own a standard 15.5 CO2 keg system and would like to use the CO2 tank and regulator with a cornelius tank. Would my the hoses be consistent with the fittings on cornelius keg with Quick Disconnect fittings?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Probably. Most systems use a 1/4" ID line, and that will work fine with cornelius kegs. It's possible that you have a different size, but unlikely.
9/22/2004 – How do you make a brew in a canister? have you got a step to step instruction manual. Iam talking about the homebrew keg refridgerator. i have only brewed with the kits where you bottle it.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The beer is made in exactly the same way, except instead of bottling, you siphon it into a keg. You don't need to add priming sugar, just turn up the CO2 pressure until the beer "absorbs" the CO2 to make carbonation. Yes, there is an instruction book that comes with the kegging kit.
9/14/2004 – I am wanting to set up a system that will allow me to have both a commercially bought keg (like bud light) and my homebrew in it. So far I have bought a chest freezer (14.8 cu ft). I have a couple questions about the rest of the system..one - do I need a CO2 regulator that will send two different pressures to my two kegs since they will . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: 1) No. One regulator will do the trick. You can "branch off" the CO2 line as needed, to the different kegs. A CO2 gas manifold with shutoffs is a nice way to go for this.2) Yes. we have it all. We have helped people set up this kind of system many times. The one issue that comes up often, however, is the connection to the commercial keg. . . .
8/31/2004 – I have a kegerator that has a CO2 tank to carbonate the beer. I plan to use 5 gallon soda kegs for the final fermetation and serving of the beer. Do I need to add the sugar at the end, or will the CO2 carbonate the beer for me?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You can do it either way. Personally, I like to force carbonate it with CO2. This avoids re-carbonation in the keg, and eliminates sediment from that recarbonation. It also makes my beer carbonated in a DAY, instead of waiting 7-10 days for the carbonation to develop (using the corn sugar method). More beer sooner!
4/17/2004 – Hi. I want to start kegging my beer, but I dont have any refrigerator to convert, whats your recommendation, to get a regular refrigerator or to get a kegerator that is ready for kegs? are there any kegerators out there that you would recommend?thanks
Response From Homebrew Heaven: To me, it's a matter of cost. There are kegerators out there, but they run about $800 plus shipping (which is high). You can often find an old refrigerator or freezer for under $100. If you just put it into a garage, appearance isn't an issue. Converting one of these is easy, and runs much less. We have everything you need to do it.
4/2/2004 – I keg my beer in corny kegs. Is a Party Pig a good way to transport some of my kegged beer? If so, do I need to worry about some sort of counterpressure while filling?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, it works well for transporting to parties, picnics etc. I wouldn't mess with a counterpressure filler, myself. If you have a plastic tapper spigot, just attach a 3/8" ID hose (long enough to reach the bottom of the Pig) to the spigot and fill away. This is to minimize the splashing and foaming when filling the Pig.
3/18/2004 – I was wanting to know if you could give me any advice on choosing between a ball lock and a pin lock keg. I have read that on ball lock kegs it is easey to mix up the gas and beer fittings and that they can be easily put on the wrong side and that you may never get them back off. Is this true or are they marked somehow. Also if I decide . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, the fittings are marked "in" and "out" on ball lock kegs. It is possible to put the wrong fittings on, but I've never heard of them getting stuck. Interchangability may be more of an issue...the ball lock style is much more common. We have LOTS on hand, but as far as I know, we only have one pin-lock style.Yes, we carry the CO2 injectors . . .
2/25/2004 – hi! just wondering if alcohol production, conditioning, or fullness of a beer would suffer as a result of kegging opposed to bottling. Just want to brew each beer to full potential!! THANX
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Absolutely not. In fact, kegging has many advantages over bottling. Less oxygen is introduced, dry hopping in the keg is a great way to do it, and many others.The factors you bring up (fullness, alcohol production etc) are determined by the recipe formulation and brewing process/techniques. Kegged beer will condition exactly the same as . . .
2/24/2004 – Once a Corny keg is carbonated can it be taken off and stored without being conected to the CO2? Is there a time limit, is temp a factor?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, it can be stored off the CO2. Just like kegged commercial beer. Kegged beer can last a LONG time...maybe a year or more if temperatures are moderate. It never NEEDS to last longer than that at MY house!I would try not to store it at temperatures over about 90 deg. F, but otherwise it is quite stable.Remember, that long ago the . . .
2/18/2004 – I am interested in getting the the complete Draft Kegging System for my husband's birthday. However, we do not need the keg but I would like to get whatever else necessary to complete the "Kegerator" setup he has been wanting. What do I need?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It depends...We can send you the Complete Kegging System without the keg if that is what you want; no problem. We deduct the cost of the keg.If you are looking for a "kegerator" setup with a tap on the OUTside of your 'fridge, we can do that too by substituting a few items.It would probably be best to give us a call for either . . .
2/15/2004 – Once the kegs are filled, do they need to be kept cold? If not, what is the "shelf life" of a keg of beer if kept at room temperature? Can room temp. beer be run thru a copper coil bathed in ice, in a cooler for example, to make a portable system that does not require you to keep multiple kegs cold?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No; as long as the beer is kept free of oxygen, it will store just fine at room temperature.Yes, the beer can be run thru a coil arrangment like you descibe. It is called a draft box, usually a stainless coil inside of a portable picnic cooler. You can mount a refrigerator tap(s) on the front, and just fill with ice when you want to dispense. . . .
2/5/2004 – I'm brewing my first batch of homebrew and have the Shamrock Stout in my primary fermentor. I have a keg fridge with a CO2 bottle that I'm going to use instead of bottles. Do I need to prime at all for carbonation, and if not will it affect the taste of the beer?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, you can "force carbonate" your beer by putting it into the keg, refrigerating it, and turning up the pressure to about 25-30 psi. Let it sit overnight, shake it a bit, and the CO2 will go into solution. Just be sure to turn the pressure down to perhaps 6-8 psi (and relieve the pressure on the keg) before dispensing your beer. There is . . .
1/24/2004 – I am thinking about starting to homebrew. I have a kegerator that will fit two cornelius kegs. I am wanting to get a kit, and then keg the beer instead of bottling. Is there a kit specifically for this? as I would not require any bottling equipment?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can do it!--altho there isn't anything specifically set up on the website (yet).For now, you can just order the full equipment kit, and when you check out, just make a comment that you don't need the bottling stuff (capper, caps)and that you would like a credit for it. That will work. OR..........just call us to place the order (800) . . .
1/21/2004 – Why don't any of the kegs have inflatable bladders? This seems like it to be preferable to forced carbonation. Is this the principal behind the party pig. If so, how long does the bladder last?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: An inflatable bladder doesn't carbonate the beer, it only forces it out for dispensing. Yes, that is the principal with the Party Pig, but you must "prime" your beer with corn sugar in order to carbonate it.
1/21/2004 – I think naturally carbonated beer tastes better than CO2 added to beer, maybe it is in my head - but it seems to be smoother.It any event what would be the downside to using the keg as a large fermentation bottle to self carbonate.Along the same line of thought, what is the possibility of this turning into a beer bomb if the you miscalculate . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I have voices in my head too, but they say it doesn't make any difference...CO2 is CO2 regardless of how it got there.Kegs CAN be primed and "naturally" carbonated. The downside is that there will always be a little sediment due to the re-fermentation in the keg. ALSO, you will need CO2 anyway, in order to push the beer out of the keg.Kegs . . .
1/1/2004 – What is a "Cornelius keg"? Does it have a ball tap like I am used to, and will fit my present system? Does it have an opening for internal cleaning and how big. I realize that these questions are basic, so thank you for your patience.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: A cornelius keg is a stainless steel keg that was commonly used to
dispense soda pop, but they work beautifully for homebrew beer. It
has an oval opening in the top (sealed by an o-ring) that allows
easy cleaning. Here is a picture of an individual cornelius keg:
has . . .
11/30/2003 – I have a 4 keg system that I purchased from you. (System works great! thank you) How do you plumb the counter pressure bottle filler into that system and what additional fittings, tubing or equipment is needed? Also is it possible to retro-fit to fill bottles other than 12 oz type ie wide mouth growlers, could the upper stopper be removed . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Glad to hear your like our kegging system!You can easily install the counter pressure bottle filler by unscrewing the gas-in connector and then pushing the tubing onto the CP filler. For the beer side, just do the same from your beer line. Nothing else is really needed. I suppose, if you wanted to get real fancy, and have the CP filler always . . .
11/16/2003 – Right now I bottle my beer after primary then seconday fermantation. I understand with a keg I do not have to add bottling sugar to carbonate but in some of the other responses you say that kegs can be carbonated overnight. My question is what about the clearing that takes place in the bottles? When does this happen when you keg? If the sediment . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: First off, you might want to revise your brewing procedures. Your beer should be clear by the time you bottle it. It shouldn't have to "clear" in the bottle. Whether you bottle or keg your beer, you should leave as much sediment behind as possible. Whether this takes 2 days or 10 weeks is not important. The bottling process itself will . . .
11/6/2003 – Is the pig glass or plastic? How much space would it take up in my refrigerator? What are the dimensions?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The Party Pig is made of a rugged plastic, and measures about 10" in diameter by 18" deep (into your 'fridge). Sitting in it's tray, figure on a space 10"X12"X18".
10/1/2003 – Do you need just one CO2 tank and one regulater for multiple kegs? How does that work? If you order the "triple" complete draft kegging system are all the necessary parts included to carbonate the 3 kegs at the same time?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, you only need one CO2 tank and one regulator for multiple kegs. The CO2 line is cut, and a "T" fitting is put in, allowing more kegs to be connected simultaneously. If you order the Triple, all necessary parts are included to carbonate 3 kegs at the same time. Correct!
9/24/2003 – Does the party pig come with everything needed to fill and tap the keg? And how long will a beer stay good good in it?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You will need a phillips head screwdriver to open it up, a siphon hose to fill it, and the activation pump mentioned in the description, but otherwise, yes. Everything is there.Your beer will stay good good indefinately because it does not come into contact with air. The pouch expands within the pig, and air is released.
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