Blichmann Beer Gun
- Blichmann beer gun help!!!
I just got my gun and im having problems minimizing foam i get about 3 seconds of foam spilling over before the bottle is full is this normal? i have put the pressure on the co2 tank to 3 psi my bottl
- blichmann beer gun-thoughts?
I am thinking of getting one. Right now I have a regular with a wye adaptor and a shutoff vave because the one regulator is going to 2 kegs. At the end of the gas line it is attached to the ball lock
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Pros: Perfect/Consistent carbonation without the guess work.rnEasy to setup and break down
Cons: A little difficult to clean the line without a spare keg
Recommended? YesEdit: Just did a more detailed review on my blog:
I did not like spending the cash on this up front having not used one before ($75 for gun and $25 for accessory kit). I tried my hand at homemade counter pressure filling with very mess and inconsistent results. This beer gun turned out to be one of the better investments I\'ve made, since I like to share bottles with friends and submit to competitions. It is so easy to use and you get a good consistent carb level every time. It is easy to clean when you have an empty keg, as you just hook it to the keg and run PBW or Starsan through it. When you don\'t have an empty one (which is usually the case for me), it is better to hook your tubing to a racking cane and run you cleaners through it to clean. The beer gun itself you can just soak in a solution.
Bottom line, if you like to keg, but also like to bottle for any reason, this is a great investment and I highly recommend it.
Pros: Easy to use. Easy to Clean
Cons: So far nothing, other than cost.
Recommended? YesAfter having problems with over carbonation in my bottles, I decided to buy this little toy. I already have a kegging system, so I forked out the money for this. I'm glad I did. Very easy to use, and disassemble to clean.
I love the fact that I can force carbonate my keg to my liking. Now, no "guesswork" and waiting for bottles to naturally carbonate. Also, the beers I've bottled have been pretty CLEAR, due to the fact that I chill the keg to around 37 F.
If I want to take some beer to a bonfire, or give a friend from work some brew, this takes about 10-20 minutes to set up, fill, and clean up (TAKING MY SWEET TIME).
I wish it was cheaper, but I'm glad I bought it!
Pros: Easy to use, easy to clean, effective.
Cons: I've heard the little silicone piece on the end can come off rom shock. Poor design on that part.
Recommended? YesI was using the BMBF and had a couple entries into a comp dinged for oxidation. Maybe it came from filling, maybe not, but it was time to upgrade. If you have the cash it is a neat little unit that does what it says and is easy to clean up and sanitize. I run mine off a spare CO2 bottle so I don't have issues with trying to run the lines out of my kegerator or keezer.
Once you get the hang of it, it is pretty simple to use. A blast on the co2 trigger for a few seconds to flood the bottle with co2, pull the beer trigger, fill it up, remove tip from beer, one more quick co2 blast, and cap. I picked up some o2 absorbing caps too so I don't have to be perfect. Other than the issues that can happen with the tip coming off, it's a great tool.
Pros: Works great
Cons: Not packaged with required accessories
Recommended? YesA little pricy but I like it alot
January 30, 2007 at 12:07 AM
Pros: Easy cleanup, easy operation...
Recommended? YesThe BeerGun is great..!!! if you chill your bottles and set the keg psi low enough you can pour bottles with no foam at all... its takes once to get use to it, but after that you can bottle extremely fast...