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Old 05-21-2011, 04:17 PM   #81
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My son in law and I bottled up a case and a half the other day using the Bowie Bottler. I have 10' beer lines and then used about a 2' line from my tap. Here is the secret to keeping beer off the ceiling....you must turn off the tap before the beer gets to the bottom of the stopper, if that beer gets up to the bottom of that stopper and you haven't turned off the tap it's going to blow. There is no place for that pressure to go except out past that stopper and into your face, ceiling and the wall.

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Old 07-10-2011, 04:17 PM   #82
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I know this is stupid late notice, but I'm bottling a dozen off now and broadcasting live. I can't help it, I'm a camera slut

If you want to watch, come on by. I'll answer any questions I can too. It's 12:15 EST now. I should be at it for a 1/2 hour or thereabouts.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/manskirtbrewcast

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Old 09-03-2011, 08:58 PM   #83
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This is a grteat thread at a great forum!
Just ordered one from Mike for my Perlick 425s.
A question and a couple of thoughts:
1.] the bottling wands in the vids have no check valve at the bottom.
Why not use a wand with check valve on bottom instead of turning handle on and off, on and off, etc.?
2.] I've got one of McMaster Carr 1986K5 in each of my 425s just in case the cats
rub their face on my handles and start 5 gallons of beer to dump on floor.
I'll have to overcome that to leave handle on for filling.
3.] In one of the vids, no airspace was left in the bottles.
Once I filled a grolsch bottle with cold tap water, sealed it and left it at room temp.
As the water warmed up and expanded it expolded the bottle. Just saying, watch out.

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Old 09-06-2011, 03:02 PM   #84
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Hi Eisen,

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1.] the bottling wands in the vids have no check valve at the bottom.
Why not use a wand with check valve on bottom instead of turning handle on and off, on and off, etc.?
I believe it's been tried before, and using the bottling wand with fully carbed beer resulted in too much foam. Give it a shot and let us know how it works for you.

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3.] In one of the vids, no airspace was left in the bottles.
Once I filled a grolsch bottle with cold tap water, sealed it and left it at room temp.
As the water warmed up and expanded it expolded the bottle. Just saying, watch out.
A good point. I've found that filling the bottle to the rim and removing the racking cane leaves about 3/4" of headspace, which seems just about right.

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Old 10-13-2011, 11:15 PM   #85
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I am working on a bottle filler kit that will work on the new 525 Perlick (solid piece units). I may also have a kit for the standard non forward sealing taps as well.

I will post here if and when they become avaiable.

Also as I reminder I do have these with the Ventmatic thread as well.
Any chance that you made a version for the standard non-Perlick faucets? I have the cheap chrome faucets and am not yet ready to make the jump to Perlicks but want to fill bottles from the tap like this.
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:11 AM   #86
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Would be interested in 525 version when and if.

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Would be interested in 525 version when and if.
Did you see this thread?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f41/bott...ottler-228344/

It's essentially the same device but for the 525.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:09 PM   #88
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Any chance that you made a version for the standard non-Perlick faucets? I have the cheap chrome faucets and am not yet ready to make the jump to Perlicks but want to fill bottles from the tap like this.
try this.. it fits the generic bar taps.. only thing that sucks is the barb is 1/4in or 5/16in.. i tried fitting a 3/16 hose over the barb but it wouldnt go.. I ended up fittin a 1/4 hose over it after heating it up.. I wish they made a 3/16th version.

http://www.homebrewing.org/Jug-growl...er_p_1682.html
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try this.. it fits the generic bar taps.. only thing that sucks is the barb is 1/4in or 5/16in.. i tried fitting a 3/16 hose over the barb but it wouldnt go.. I ended up fittin a 1/4 hose over it after heating it up.. I wish they made a 3/16th version.

http://www.homebrewing.org/Jug-growl...er_p_1682.html
Thanks, I picked this up and a couple of other things I needed from homebrewing.org.

Why does it matter if it's not 3/16? Before the beer gets to the faucet, it's already gone through 10 feet of 3/16" tubing so the pressure should be low.
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Looks Great....subscribed

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