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Old 08-09-2009, 02:24 PM   #31
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I received mine in the mail yesterday. It looks great and threaded on perfectly. I didn't bottle anything yet, so I can't give it a full review at this time.



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Old 08-09-2009, 02:58 PM   #32
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I was always curious about what problems a beer gun or BMBF is trying to solve. I couldn't figure out why you wouldn't just dial the pressure down to 3lbs or so and fill a bottle. So that would foam too much? Or is there something else I'm missing? Last week I filled an empty glass vodka bottle with apfelwein to bring on a trip, right from the faucet, screwed the cap on with no probems.



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Old 08-21-2009, 04:56 PM   #33
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This looks awesome. I've been staring at the threads on my Perlick spout thinking "there has to be a way to thread something onto that so I can fill growlers". I just ordered one and hope this solves my "bottling from the keg" woes.

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Old 08-22-2009, 01:17 AM   #34
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... apfelwein to bring on a trip...
Apfelwein has no head, and you consumed it soon after.

I recently did the dip tube thing suggested earlier and it was amazing.
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:51 PM   #35
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Update: I got this in the mail and used the "hose connected to racking tube with rubber stopper" arrangement so you effectively end up filling under counterpressure. Works like a charm! I'm filling into growlers with minimal foam, no noticable loss of carbonation and using normal serving pressure of 10 psi.

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In practice, I haven't found a noticeable difference in carbonation, even after 4 months storage at room temp. The porter I bottled in April still had a big, creamy head on it when poured from the bottles.

-Joe[/QUOTE]


Joe did you bottle from a priming sugar carbonated keg that was never chilled? To be able to store at room temp without going flat?
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No, I bottled from a cold keg that had already been force carbonated.

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I've filled roughly half a keg's worth of bottles buy slipping a Grolsch style gasket onto my sanitized Perlick nozzle.

1. Bleed excess gas from the keg.
2. Set your gas to just enough PSI to dispense.
3 Push a bottle up onto the Perlick until it seals with the Grolsch gasket.
4. Turn on the tap and tilt the bottle ever so slightly to one side to let gas escape while the bottle fills.
5. You can straighten the bottle at any time throughout the filling process to slow or stop the flow of beer.

I've liked this process so far since the control of beer is easily within reach, you don't need any additional plumbing, and my drip tray can catch any excess foam or drips.

I don't have any kegging experience yet but what does everyone else think about this? Seems reasoanble to me and much easier when it comes to sanitation and working without hoses.
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No, I bottled from a cold keg that had already been force carbonated.

-Joe
That is so cool, I don't want to bottle a bunch, maybe gifts would be the most at one time. Mostly I would bottle to finish off a keg.

I ordered it a day ago, and with in 24 hours it is already on it's way. The LHBS only had #3 stopper, I think it will work, it barely goes into bottle.
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#3 works, but a #2 is better. The #3 made one hell of a mess when I tried it.

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