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Old 12-28-2010, 09:57 PM   #11
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does anyone know if buying this accessory kit is necessary when purchasing the beer gun?

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/beer-gun-accessory-kit.html
No it is not required.

I bought the parts in the kit for cheaper at my LHBS.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:16 PM   #12
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I gotta think that DUDE had a lemon beer gun. Mine has been working great for about a year now. I would never go back to using anything else.

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Old 01-07-2012, 05:49 PM   #13
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So I just got my beer gun, and I'm slightly confused based on a few comments here. From what I had read on the Blichmann site it said that the gun could be used as a counter pressure or to be able to carbonate the beer as you bottle.

I bought it on the assumption i would have to carb in my keg prior to bottling which seems to be what most are saying here and that is the way that I have used it so far. (Carbing my beer in keg and then using a wye and filling at about 5 psi)

What I want to know is, is there any truth to what I read on the website. Can I put my beer into my keg, and using a wye, ahve the co2 going into my keg and the gun and carbonate that way?

Thanks all. For what its worth I have loved this tool the first couple of times I have used it!

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Old 01-07-2012, 06:06 PM   #14
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I'm pretty sure you cannot do that. I don't think people would be taking the time to carbonate in kegs if it was that simple...

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Old 01-07-2012, 06:06 PM   #15
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I used a counter pressure filler for years and it was a PITA. I bought a Beer Gun and I've used it twice and love it.

Anybody want to buy a CPF?

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Old 01-07-2012, 08:09 PM   #16
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I'm pretty sure you cannot do that. I don't think people would be taking the time to carbonate in kegs if it was that simple...
I wasn't figuring out a way either, however since it was posted witht eh product info, and on one of the youtube demo videos I figured I would ask.

That being said I don't know why people still wouldn't be carbonating their kegs??? If someone prefers to keg but wanted to fill up a few bottles for travel then of course they would have carbonated their kegs. Since I simply wanted to bottle with co2 but didn't plan on leaving any kegged I was trying to see if there was a way to force carb directly versus having to carbonate wait and then bottle.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:05 AM   #17
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I put together a short video about how to use one Exclusive on the Beer Gun - YouTube would be keen on some feedback please.

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Old 01-31-2012, 07:20 PM   #18
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Nice video!

I have 2 CO2 tanks with regulators attached, one in my kegerator for dispensing beer, the other I use for pushing star san through my empty kegs. If I use that 2nd tank to supply CO2 to the gun, (and I already have a variety of hose fittings and keg connects), would I still need either Accessory Kit?

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Very nice video!

The blichmann accessory kit basically is just 5ft of CO2 hose with 2 1/4" flare fittings, a ball lock connection, brass 1/4" to 1/4" NPT adapter, and hose flare swivel and clamp. If you already have hoses and corny connectors then you probably have some fittings laying around, and the accessory kit would be a waste of $30 when you could just be missing a few $2 fittings.

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Old 01-31-2012, 08:28 PM   #20
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The accessory kit has nothing proprietary to blichmann.

If you have a fair amount of QDs, gas line, and other kegging stuff, you're likely better off just going to Lowes or Home Depot and grabbing the brass adapter for $2.

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