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Old 03-28-2013, 01:47 PM   #931
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I used this method and it worked great! I tested a beer five days after bottling and it was still carbonated. I changed one thing however, I used my spare bottling wand rather than a cut racking cane. If you have a bottling wand just connect it to the picnic tap and you're set.

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Old 03-28-2013, 02:28 PM   #932
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I bottled a case last weekend, and I don't think I lost any carbonation at all. This method worked like a champ. I was *this* close to dropping a bunch of money on a Blichmann beer gun setup, but now I'm glad I didn't!

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:26 PM   #933
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Kind of answering my own question. Via HBT user forstmeister, found an adapter for the Krome faucets here:

http://www.homebrewing.org/Jug-growl...er_p_1682.html

Ordered one today. You can follow this Krome faucet specific thread here:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/grow...aucets-378538/

I'll post results there after I get the adapter and fill a few bottles.

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Old 03-29-2013, 09:40 PM   #934
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I bottled four days ago and popped one just to see... I did not get the "pfffft" and CO2 cloud that one gets from a beer carbonated in the bottle, but the beer itself was properly carbonated and went down well. Previous entries say this is normal. I'll do another "test" (if I can wait that long) next Saturday and post my results. Of note: I did not chill my bottles prior to filling. Will do so next time to see the difference.

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Old 03-29-2013, 09:51 PM   #935
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I bottled four days ago and popped one just to see... I did not get the "pfffft" and CO2 cloud that one gets from a beer carbonated in the bottle, but the beer itself was properly carbonated and went down well. Previous entries say this is normal. I'll do another "test" (if I can wait that long) next Saturday and post my results. Of note: I did not chill my bottles prior to filling. Will do so next time to see the difference.
Chilling bottles slows the co2 release from the liquid.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:10 AM   #936
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My stuff arrived yesterday to make my filler. Tonight I tried the Perlick adapter and it would not fit. I'll try it again tomorrow with some keg lube. Has anyone else tried one of these fittings for the 525 SS?

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Old 04-04-2013, 05:42 AM   #937
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Question, after bottling with your method and I give the bottles to friends, will it be ok if the bottles get back to room temp for awhile before going into the fridge?

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Old 04-06-2013, 03:38 AM   #938
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Is there any reason instead of a racking cane that you cannot use a piece of tubing to put over the picnic tap spout?

I just thought this may be a little easier so you dont have to deal with jamming the racking cane into the picnic tap? Any issues?

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Question, after bottling with your method and I give the bottles to friends, will it be ok if the bottles get back to room temp for awhile before going into the fridge?
In think warm beer will loose carbonation after a while.
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Is there any reason instead of a racking cane that you cannot use a piece of tubing to put over the picnic tap spout?

I just thought this may be a little easier so you dont have to deal with jamming the racking cane into the picnic tap? Any issues?
The racking cane fits perfectly, and so does a bottling wand. They key is to have a drilled stopper that fits, this would be difficult with tubing I would think.
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