hey everyone I decided to construct my own counter pressure filler after pricing one out at the local home brew shop.
I followed the instructions from this link
in the link the builder explains of soaking the brass items in a solution of 2 parts white Vinegar to 1 part hydrogen peroxide for 15 minutes at room temperature to remove the surface lead, does this have to be performed every time?? or just once for the initial build?? Of course the items will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with starsan prior to the build, and before/in between uses.
I was able to score most of the brass fittings, and stainless tube through my work at the cost of FREE!!! ha ha ended up having to purchase 3-90 degree brass valves, and 1 needle valve, (the other 90 degree valve to be used off the CO2 tank with a "T" fitting to supply the counter pressure filler). My counter pressure filler ended up costing me a whopping $20.00 vs the $99.00 counter filler + the $9.99 fitting kit the home brew shop offered.