Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Bottle Filler Question
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-11-2006, 05:10 PM   #1
JimiGibbs
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JimiGibbs's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Asheboro, NC
Posts: 330
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Bottle Filler Question

I'm using the standard gravity bottle filler that came with my kit and 2 or 3 times during each bottling session it sticks open loosing precious beer. My question is does this happen with the spring loaded filler? Also, what's up with the Phil's Philler? It's a lot more money, is it a lot more better?
Thanks,
Jimi

__________________
"When the going get weird, the weird turn pro." Raoul Duke
JimiGibbs is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2006, 05:32 PM   #2
Brewpastor
Beer, not rocket science
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewpastor's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Corrales, New Mexico
Posts: 4,580
Liked 30 Times on 26 Posts

Default

Here is a link to a good article on bottling by Ray Daniels:

http://www.allaboutbeer.com/homebrew/bottle2.html

I still occasionally use my 12 year old red tripped, plastic filler. It is spring loaded and works really well. And iit cost something like $2.

__________________
Before I learned to brew I was poor, sober and lonely. Now I am just poor.
Brewpastor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2006, 05:35 PM   #3
cweston
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
cweston's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Manhattan, KS
Posts: 2,019
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts

Default

You might have some dried up trub in there around the little valve. They're pretty sensitive about that. Try soaking it overnight in oxy cleaner, PBW, or strong bleach solution if you don't have something better.

__________________

Primary: none
Secondary:
Bottle conditioning: Robust Porter
Drinking: Saison Dupont clone, tripel
Coming soon: Columbus APA, Rich Red ale
cweston is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2006, 06:06 PM   #4
Brewby, my beer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 48
Default

I've only used the spring loaded type. I've had no problems with it yet. It does drip quite a bit when not pressed down but that's not a huge deal.

__________________
http://brewbymybeer.blogspot.com/

Keg1: Hefeweistrophy Hefe Weisen

Primary: German Alt Beer
Brewby, my beer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2006, 06:46 PM   #5
brewhead
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 835
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

i use the gravity one with no stickage - it does drip - but i use a towel underneath my bottling area. the spring activated one i heard lends itself to rustage.

__________________
Upstate South Carolina Residents Check Out The Upstatebrewtopians. Celebrate tradition. Come back to the taste of hand crafted beer.


Last edited by brewhead; 04-11-2006 at 06:48 PM.
brewhead is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2006, 07:05 PM   #6
Lou
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 623
Liked 14 Times on 6 Posts

Default

i agree with the suggestion of giving it a good soak.
i use the gravity type and while it seems flimsy and drips a little, i haven't had any actual problems with it yet.

__________________
Lou is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bottle filler MrMoose Bottling/Kegging 3 03-23-2010 11:00 AM
simple plastic bottle filler question Fitz Bottling/Kegging 7 06-17-2008 02:46 AM
Has anyone tried the bottle filler in zymurgy? nickwc5 General Techniques 3 03-12-2007 01:24 PM
Bottle Filler gonzoflick Equipment/Sanitation 6 05-30-2006 06:34 PM
Bottle filler Beer Snob Bottling/Kegging 11 05-15-2006 08:07 PM