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Old 02-17-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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last time I bottled beer the tip of the bottle filler was clogged pretty good with sediment when I was done. It took forever to clean it as the tip does not remove. In fact I am some what skeptical that I cleaned out all the sediment. The tip is black so you cant see if there is anything in there or not. Any suggestions for a newbie on cleaning this in the future?

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Old 02-17-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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What brand of bottle filler do you own that the tip isn't removable? I've owned 3 of them and the tips on all of them were removable, and the spring and the black tip popped out. In fact the reason I've owned three of them, is that a couple times the spring or the black tip has gone right down the disposal while I was cleaning them.

This is the standard one I use.


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Old 02-17-2012, 04:58 PM   #3
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Are you transferring the beer into a bottling bucket? You may be transferring to much of the sediment into it.

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Old 02-17-2012, 05:04 PM   #4
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What brand of bottle filler do you own that the tip isn't removable? I've owned 3 of them and the tips on all of them were removable, and the spring and the black tip popped out. In fact the reason I've owned three of them, is that a couple times the spring or the black tip has gone right down the disposal while I was cleaning them.

This is the standard one I use.

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not sure of the brand, it came in a kit from northern brewer. But it does not come off

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Are you transferring the beer into a bottling bucket? You may be transferring to much of the sediment into it.
yes, and I do believe I transfered too much
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:09 AM   #6
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yes, and I do believe I transfered too much
So, in regards to your original question, this shouldn't be a problem in the future if you are careful not to transfer too much sediment.

Giving the bottle filler a good soak in PBW should help loosen any lodged sediment.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:04 AM   #7
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So, in regards to your original question, this shouldn't be a problem in the future if you are careful not to transfer too much sediment.

Giving the bottle filler a good soak in PBW should help loosen any lodged sediment.
Thanks, I bottled tonight and was a lot more careful and was fine.....I hate wasting my brew lol, thanks again
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:31 AM   #8
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I would suggest replacing you filler with one that comes apart for better cleaning soon. They are relatively cheap.

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