*Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway - Enter Now!*

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > We no need no stinking beer gun...
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-10-2013, 11:02 PM   #901
libeerty
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 495
Liked 101 Times on 67 Posts
Likes Given: 42

Default

I am the least handy person in the world, but the instructions for this were so easy. I ordered the parts and just tried it--seemed very successful, super easy. We'll see for sure when I open the bottles, but I have a great feeling about it.

__________________

Tried to keep up with this signature, but just couldn't.

libeerty is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-18-2013, 10:53 AM   #902
owentp
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Mattawan, MI
Posts: 311
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Do you need to use a full size racking can or can you cut it down some?

__________________
owentp is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-18-2013, 12:22 PM   #903
brettwasbtd
Awesomeness Award Winnner
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
brettwasbtd's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Damascus, MD
Posts: 1,371
Liked 41 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 69

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by owentp View Post
Do you need to use a full size racking can or can you cut it down some?
Nope, I use a bottling wand! As long as you have a long liquid line you should be fine (I have 10 ft)
__________________
Shegogue Brew | Pronounced "Shuh·goo" | http://shegoguebrew.blogspot.com | BJCP Certified Judge B0999
brettwasbtd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-18-2013, 04:07 PM   #904
movet22
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
movet22's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Haddon Heights, NJ
Posts: 190
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

ok, so I haven't read every page, but I did read a lot of this a few years ago and tried it... with no success. I believe I did everything right, but the main issue I had (that I think may be the culprit) was temp. If I try to let the beer sit and carb at room temp will it not hold the gas well? I remember when I bottled it was nice and carbed, but in only a few hours it was rather flat. Does the beer need to be carbed cold for this to work optimally?

__________________
movet22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-21-2013, 03:53 AM   #905
Frogmanx82
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 143
Liked 17 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

I don't get why you would waste CO2 purging the bottle. At the end, you still suck the same amount of air into the bottle when you pull the cane out. A short blast of CO2 maybe would do something at the end, but it still won't get all the O2 out. I think the best method is to loose fit the caps on the bottles for a few minutes to let CO2 from the beer displace some O2 and then use and O2 absorbing cap. i just don't see the point of going through the hassle of connecting the CO2 line to a beer gun.

Also, how necessary is it to use the stopper? I understand the pressure buildup will reduce foaming, but if you have a cold bottle and fill slowly this seems like an unnecessary step.

__________________
Frogmanx82 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2013, 07:44 PM   #906
rdann87
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Manchester, Connecticut
Posts: 138
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Having just skimmed the pages... I was wondering what BMBF is...

Per google it was: The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF

Thank got for the youtube video i found.. lol

__________________
Be Kind Brewing

"Always Be Kind to a Creative Mind"
rdann87 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2013, 08:01 PM   #907
Frogmanx82
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 143
Liked 17 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rdann87 View Post
Having just skimmed the pages... I was wondering what BMBF is...

Per google it was: The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF

Thank got for the youtube video i found.. lol
With deference to the OP, I believe it is the BierMuncher Bottle Filler.
__________________
Frogmanx82 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2013, 09:23 PM   #908
tooldudetool
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ferndale, Washington
Posts: 207
Liked 33 Times on 32 Posts

Default

I have a question that I haven't seen asked throughout this thread (I've probably read through 50 of the 91 pages on here, so I certainly could have missed it!)

I'm certainly no expert on keg line balancing, but the research I've done has told me that 3/16" ID beverage line has a resistance of 3 psi per foot. Assuming there is 12 psi in the keg, a 4 foot section of 3/16" hose should mean less than 1 psi coming out the other end, right? So if you are using 6 or 7 feet, the beer should be at a fraction of a psi or not flowing at all? I realize the elevation difference has an effect too, but the question I have is if we are using a 7 foot liquid line, why do we need to vent the 12 psi from the keg, and lower it to 2-3 psi? Shouldn't the long line negate the need to do this? One reason I ask is if I'm bottling a dry hopped IPA, I don't want to vent the keg and lose all that lovely hop aroma to fill a few bottles. I've had to vent the keg repeatedly before when I've had IPA overcarbonation issues, and it really seemed to affect the hop aroma in the remaining beer. Anyone have an idea on this? Why keg pressure needs to be lowered rather than just using a long enough liquid line to restrict the flow?

__________________
tooldudetool is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-01-2013, 08:19 PM   #909
brevity
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 72
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Is there a video of the OP's process buried in this thread anywhere?

__________________
brevity is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-04-2013, 04:34 PM   #910
kydan47
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kydan47's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 70
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Hey Tool, not sure if it would help, but believe the 3/16" is closer to 1.8 psi vs 3 based on reading and personal experience. Longer would help and the beer gun recommends something like 10'.

Cheers,
Dan F.
LAGERS/FOSSILS

__________________
kydan47 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Never dump your beer!!! Patience IS a virtue!!! Time heals all things, even beer! Revvy Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 515 Yesterday 06:07 PM
Beer Gun? We LOVE the Stinking Beer Gun! Evan! Equipment/Sanitation 31 11-30-2009 01:20 AM
For Sale - Beer in Hell: original painting of demons and sinners brewing beer! aflyershckyfan For Sale 7 06-06-2009 03:50 AM
Stinking cider's got me worried Reddy Cider Forum 5 02-28-2008 09:22 PM
HELP with this Stinking Computer! RichBrewer General Chit Chat 8 09-16-2007 05:36 AM