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Old 02-08-2012, 12:39 AM   #1
Jan 2011
Chicago, IL
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I'd like to hook up some kind of blow gun to my CO2 tank, which I could easily use to purge bottles, carboys, and kegs. One with a hand trigger or button and (ideally) detachable wands of varying lengths. Are the ones made for air compressors food-safe? I don't really want to blow a bunch of oil into my beer. If not, does anyone know of something I could use for this? Currently I just use a piece of tubing, which works fine, but I'm lazy and don't want to lean over and open/close the valve on the manifold every time I purge a bottle.

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Old 02-08-2012, 02:15 AM   #2
Dec 2006
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I bought a new blow gun from Sears, and have used it for purging and starting siphons for years. I have never noticed any tastes or smells from it. The rubber parts may not be food safe, but I don't care since not much is going to be extracted by the stream of CO2 going through it. Don't sweat it, just don't boil it in your wort.

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