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Old 02-18-2011, 06:38 PM   #1
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I want to bottle condition a tripel I'm making. Since I started using the beer gun my bottling bucket and wand have gotten nasty from neglect. Does anyone have experience with using the beer gun to fill bottles? I was thinking of transferring to a keg, stirring in the sugar, and then applying the usual 5ish psi to dispense from the keg.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:42 PM   #2
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I am assuming because you are mixing in the priming sugar, you are not bottling carbed beer.

I would think the beer gun would work, but why not just use the siphon?

You could use the keg as the "bucket" to hold the beer so you can mix in the sugar, then just siphon from the keg to the bottles.



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I do this for all my bottle conditioned beers (namely belgians).

1. Purge a keg, rack the beer to it.
2. Add priming sugar and fresh yeast.
3. Roll around for a minute.
4. Let the foam settle 20-30 minutes.
5. Purge bottles and fill.

Works like a charm.

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I do this for all my bottle conditioned beers (namely belgians).

1. Purge a keg, rack the beer to it.
2. Add priming sugar and fresh yeast.
3. Roll around for a minute.
4. Let the foam settle 20-30 minutes.
5. Purge bottles and fill.

Works like a charm.
Do you keep the beer at room temp?
Do you find this works as good as the bucket and bottling wand or should I just pick up a new bottling bucket and wand?
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Do you keep the beer at room temp?
Do you find this works as good as the bucket and bottling wand or should I just pick up a new bottling bucket and wand?
The beer is flat and at room temp.
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So I'm guessing u just use enough co2 to push the beer out? Does the co2 effect yeast health at all?

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So I'm guessing u just use enough co2 to push the beer out? Does the co2 effect yeast health at all?
I push it with probably 2-5psi. The CO2 has no effect in yeast health.


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