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Old 01-07-2013, 07:05 AM   #1
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Default beergun rubber nib thingy problems anyone?

i have been having this problem lately- the rubber nib that stops the flow of beer in the beergun comes dislodged from the metal bracket while i'm bottling. i fill a bottle, start pulling out the beergun, and suddenly the bottle is foaming over like mad. i get the tip out of the bottle and there's beer spraying across the room; either the tip is partly dislodged and aiming a spray, like when you stick your finger over the end of a hose, or it has come off altogether, and the beer is just spraying everywhere. twice i didn't realize it had come off and i capped the bottle in a panic, capping the stupid rubber thing inside the bottle! it's infuriating. then i have to unplug the line from the keg, clean up, find the stupid rubber thing, get it in place, sanitize it. that over-foamed bottle is ruined, beer is lost. thought i would ask on here to see if i'm the only one before contacting blichmann


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Old 01-07-2013, 07:23 AM   #2
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Have not had that problem but I will watch for it...is it too loose in the trigger bracket?


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Old 01-07-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
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i don't think so. when the stupid thing is on correctly it shuts the flow 100%
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:25 PM   #4
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I make sure its properly on the gun before I start using it. Zero issues to date.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:30 PM   #5
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I've had the little rubber thing come off the first time I used mine. I ordered 2 more for when I end up losing them.
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Ever since it was new, mine tends to come off very easily no matter how carefully it was put on. It's incredibly frustrating to have it come lose in a growler and then have to deal with the free-flowing gun. I'll try getting some replacements to see if they fit better.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:39 PM   #7
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let us know if a new rubber thingy improves the situation. i'll send an email to blichmann meanwhile.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:03 AM   #8
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I managed to sort out my problems with the tip coming off. I blogged about it, but basically I noticed the tip wasn't positioned over the center of the beer tube, so it tended to get pushed off. I bent the clip and it seems happy to stay.
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From Royski's blog:
It become a free-floating nuisance that enjoyed a tour of several bottles, pint glasses, and a growler, leaving me scrambling to disconnect the gun from the keg while beer squirted everywhere.
hahaha sounds familiar!

Response from Blichmann:
I am guessing that the rubber tip may be torn. Inspect it closely. If it is replace and it should resolve the trouble. Other than that, you can use a dab of silicone sealant to glue it in place. Let us know if that doesn't resolve the trouble!!

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I got the same line from Blichmann. The tip is not torn - I told them about my fix of bending the clip.

dinnerstick, I hope this works for you. The position of the rubber tip over the tube seems critical. \


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