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Old 03-11-2013, 02:10 PM   #921
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What is the purpose of the stopper, to build pressure?

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Old 03-11-2013, 02:45 PM   #922
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What is the purpose of the stopper, to build pressure?
Yes, exactly. By allowing some pressure to build inside the bottle, it helps keep the CO2 in solution (just like how inside the keg itself, the CO2 stays entirely in solution, because the pressure of the CO2 in solution is exactly equal to the pressure being supplied by the tank/regulator). When exposed to the lower-pressure atmosphere, the CO2 will come out of solution. So pressure inside the bottle helps keep the CO2 in solution in the beer.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:46 PM   #923
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I bottled 20 gallons last week two nights after work for a wedding on Saturday. I did 10 gallons on Wednesday night, I was having serious foaming issues, it took forever to fill a bottle and I spilled (foam) way too much. Thursday night I changed the tubing to a 5' section (original line that came with my kegging kit) and on the first bottle, it filled much faster with almost no spillage. The second bottle, the lever on the party tap broke off. Me and the groom filled +/- 90 more bottles using vise grips to actuate the tap.
Lesson learned: have a back up party tap, they are cheap.
We brought 183 bottles to the wedding (Centennial Blonde and Cream of 3 Crops), they were gone in less than 2 hours, only 1 flat beer.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:13 AM   #924
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I bottled 20 gallons last week two nights after work for a wedding on Saturday. I did 10 gallons on Wednesday night, I was having serious foaming issues, it took forever to fill a bottle and I spilled (foam) way too much. Thursday night I changed the tubing to a 5' section (original line that came with my kegging kit) and on the first bottle, it filled much faster with almost no spillage. The second bottle, the lever on the party tap broke off. Me and the groom filled +/- 90 more bottles using vise grips to actuate the tap.
Lesson learned: have a back up party tap, they are cheap.
We brought 183 bottles to the wedding (Centennial Blonde and Cream of 3 Crops), they were gone in less than 2 hours, only 1 flat beer.
Thanks BierMuncher!
That's legit!
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #925
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Thanks BierMuncher! I haven't bottled for a decade, but have wanted to get back into having a few bottles so I can share, compare and yes, free up my kegs just a little earlier. Your process was easy to assemble from off-the-shelf materials and worked like a champ. I'll be spending the next couple of weeks/months sampling my efforts to see how my process fared.

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:05 PM   #926
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I bought a new racking cane and a drilled #2 stopper last night. I already had a picnic tap assemble for serving. I just wanted to test it out right away, so I only filled one bottle. I skipped chilling the bottle and just went for it. Worked beautifully. Can't wait to crack it open when I get home!

Thanks for saving me 100 bucks! I was about to buy a Beer Gun!

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Old 03-27-2013, 07:12 PM   #927
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Hey guys, I read 72 pages and I'm now partially blind. I never did see a clear answer to a question I had but did not post. It may be somewhere within this thread but I never saw it. I have Perlick 525SS taps. There is an adapter that was posted here a couple of times from Center Line Technologies. That one does not work on the 525 taps which have no threads. But, I did find a solution and it is basically the same thing but has o-rings instead of threads and it is $12.99. That pushes the total cost up a little, but it is still less than a commercially made counter pressure filler. I can use this to fill occasional bottles and I also have 12 Tap A Draft bottles that I can fill with this.
http://www.homebrewing.org/Jug-growl...25_p_3539.html

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Old 03-27-2013, 11:00 PM   #928
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I bought one of those from Northern Brewer, and it must have been for a different model of Perlick Faucet than the one I have as it did not fit.

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I bought one of those from Northern Brewer, and it must have been for a different model of Perlick Faucet than the one I have as it did not fit.
You may have bought this one which is not for Perlick 525ss:
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Has anyone ever seen an adapter that fits the Krome Dispense tower faucets (non-Perlick)?

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