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Old 03-15-2012, 02:34 AM   #1
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I have already used the diy version but i have a couple extra bucks so i was wondering which was better as far as ease of use and carbonation levels. Either the blichman beer gun or the morebeer counter pressure bottle filler?

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Old 03-15-2012, 02:44 AM   #2
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You've got my vote for the Blichman Beer Gun.

Far simpler.

Look at this vid from a beer gun


Then look at this other vid of a counter pressure system


See the difference in simplicity?
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:55 AM   #3
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Beer Gun.... "Its so simple a caveman do it"

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Old 03-15-2012, 03:20 AM   #4
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Beer gun! Too simple, too fast, too easy to clean.

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Old 03-15-2012, 03:27 AM   #5
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Beer gun for sure. About the only negative you'll ever hear anyone say about it is the cost which when you spread it out over the life of the product, it's really minimal. Looking at the B3 CPBF, the costs seem nearly the same.

I've had the beer gun for a few years and can't imagine bottling any other way.

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Beer gun for sure. About the only negative you'll ever hear anyone say about it is the cost which when you spread it out over the life of the product, it's really minimal. Looking at the B3 CPBF, the costs seem nearly the same.

I've had the beer gun for a few years and can't imagine bottling any other way.
i was gonna pull the trigger on the cpbf and figured i would check the price on the beergun, the 5 dollar differance is what made me question it. do i need the accesory kit, i have extra beer and gas line, what else is included?
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:50 AM   #7
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You've got my vote for the Blichman Beer Gun.

Far simpler.

Look at this vid from a beer gun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJr89K-vz2s

Then look at this other vid of a counter pressure system
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orpfub1Q-AI


See the difference in simplicity?
the b3 version looks a bit simpler than that model but i get your point
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:08 AM   #8
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CPBF from morebeer is pretty awesome. I like it alot more than the BeerGun.

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Old 03-15-2012, 04:13 AM   #9
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it actually looks pretty simple to use... i was at a small brewery having a pint a couple weeks ago and noticed that they use a cpbf. if the beergun is the same why wouldnt a brewery use that?

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CPBF from morebeer is pretty awesome. I like it alot more than the BeerGun.
+1 on the B3 CPBF being awesome, but I've never used the beergun so I don't have any first hand experience with it. They both allow you to purge with CO2, both fill from the bottom up to reduce foaming. The only real difference is the B3 model fills the bottle under pressure which should help keep CO2 in suspension. I'd say there's a slightly greater chance of losing some CO2 with the beergun.
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