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Old 02-22-2011, 01:13 AM   #601
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so i bottled some beer for a competition tonight using this gun. i noticed some air bubble getting in to the beer at the point where the plastic racking tubing meets the picnic tap. it feels pretty snug, any suggestions?
Did you try a zip tie or a hose clamp?
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:15 AM   #602
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well its not the beer line, its the plastic racking cane part. where the racking cane is shoved up inside the picnic tap. Unless i did this all wrong and the racking cane is supposed to go on the outside of the picnic tap?

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Old 02-22-2011, 08:43 AM   #603
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Naw, you've got it right... Not sure why you'd have bubbles. maybe you could invert the hose/wand (outside cause this might make a mess) and purge the air from the hose before filling the bottle?

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Old 02-23-2011, 02:59 PM   #604
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Just ordered a West Coast Pale Ale kit and as I was checking out realized I need this setup. So now I have a Pale Ale on the way and all the necessary parts to bottle from my kegs.

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Old 03-02-2011, 06:28 PM   #605
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One thing I did not see in the instructions......are we sanitizing the bottles or just rinsing them as BM says to?

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Old 03-02-2011, 06:38 PM   #606
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One thing I did not see in the instructions......are we sanitizing the bottles or just rinsing them as BM says to?
I just sanitize mine and don't chill them or anything like that and everything comes out fine.

Just an update after using this little creation for several months now - it's fantastic. Every beer that I've opened, even ones that have been bottled for a month or two have been great. There's a nice little CO2 cloud and they hold their carbonation. I have to imagine that if these hold their carbonation for this long they're going to continue to do so.

This is the BEST solution for those that keg their beers but are also interested in setting some aside to do a little aging. Thanks again for the design!
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:02 PM   #607
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Awesome! I think mine are more like 14mm instead of 8mm :-/ what's your price?

We talked about the project yesterday. The material cost is only around $2-3 /piece in SS. However, the programming and set-up costs would be way to high to make it feasible.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:56 PM   #608
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OK, so I put this into action for the first time a couple weeks ago. Dialed the keg pressure down to 5 PSI and it stopped filling pretty quick. Ended up having to pull the cork to let the pressure equalize and then start again. Got a little bit of head on the beer doing this. Also when I went to tilt it while holding the cap on, to purge the oxygen, the foam got EVERYWHERE. There just wasn't enough time to seal the cap afterwards.

Then a friend I gave some to drank one a few days later and he said it tasted like olives. They tasted fine on bottling day.

What the hell did I do wrong?

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I don't get why you are tilting it to purge oxygen. How would that ever work?

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11. Before locking down the cap on each bottles...tip the bottle on its side and back (holding the cap on with your finger of course). This will cause the beer to begin to foam.
12. Place the capper on the cap loosely and as soon as the foam begins to overflow...lock down the cap.
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