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Old 12-16-2011, 06:18 PM   #721
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I could see the stopper helping slow the flow if you bottle at serving pressure.
My question is why would you serve at that pressure? Am I missing something? Using a cane pressed into a picnic tap is so easy.
I'm not sure I understand the question. You mean why would I bottle at serving pressure? Convenience, especially when bottling off just a few:
  • I don't have to disconnect the keg from my kegerator (I attach the hose to my faucet)
  • I don't have to dig the keg out from the back of my kegerator (because it's invariably in the back)
  • I don't have to fiddle with the settings on my regulator

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Old 12-16-2011, 06:51 PM   #722
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Oh, ok.


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Old 01-05-2012, 12:04 PM   #723
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I just used this contraption yesterday for the first time. Worked like a charm! At $5.99 for the replacement auto-siphon center tube and .99 for the stopper, that's $6.98 total! That's less than a tenth of the cost of the beer gun and accessory kit.

Works for me!
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:58 PM   #724
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For those that use the BMBF for long term storage, do you clean out the picnic tap line before using to help prevent bacteria being transferred into the bottled beer?

Also, what is the longest you have stored a beer that you bottled using the BMBF before sending it on to a competition? How did it do?

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Old 01-06-2012, 01:54 AM   #725
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I could see the stopper helping slow the flow if you bottle at serving pressure.
My question is why would you serve at that pressure? Am I missing something? Using a cane pressed into a picnic tap is so easy.
I built this and used it yesterday and it totally worked 100% for me. I was tapping from the keg tap to bottle before and it was very inconsistent carb in the bottles from fine to slightly flat.

I find this method with stopper and all produces less foam when filling and I my bottles were noticeably more carbed then my old way.

Another note, a 1L bottle was easier to fill then the 350ml.
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:00 PM   #726
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For those that use the BMBF for long term storage, do you clean out the picnic tap line before using to help prevent bacteria being transferred into the bottled beer?

Also, what is the longest you have stored a beer that you bottled using the BMBF before sending it on to a competition? How did it do?

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I try to bottle my competition beers as freshly as possible. But...My "Tits Up" was in the bottles at least 5-6 months before it took home a "Grand Champion" high gravity contest.

If your sanitation methds are sound and your capping on foam, the bottles will keep as well as any commercially bottled beer.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:02 PM   #727
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Works like a charm, thanks.
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I try to bottle my competition beers as freshly as possible. But...My "Tits Up" was in the bottles at least 5-6 months before it took home a "Grand Champion" high gravity contest.

If your sanitation methds are sound and your capping on foam, the bottles will keep as well as any commercially bottled beer.

Thanks for the response. I look forward to trying it out this weekend.

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For those that use the BMBF for long term storage, do you clean out the picnic tap line before using to help prevent bacteria being transferred into the bottled beer?

Also, what is the longest you have stored a beer that you bottled using the BMBF before sending it on to a competition? How did it do?

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BM is a little humble: I just had a stout and a Tripel bottled this way from 3 years ago - perfect pour!

Cold bottles, good sanitation, balanced CO2, and this method is rock solid.

Cheers, Biermuncher!
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:49 PM   #730
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How many volumes of co2 do you lose by depressurizing and then capping the carbonated beer at atmospheric pressure? If the kegged beer is 2.5 volumes then what does it become after 2 weeks in the bottle?


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