bottle/growler filler not working

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amcclai7

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I have attached a picture of what i was told would be a good way to fill growlers/bottles. It is a piece of 7/16" vinyl tubing that fits snugly inside my Perlick 525PC taps. I attempted to fill a 12 oz bottle with it. Into a glass without the tube, this particular tap pours wonderfully with the perfect amount of head. Into a bottle through the tube it pours terribly with tons of head. What am I doing wrong?

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I slide a silicone tube over my 630ss faucets and fill growlers. I get a bit of foam but not bad. What is your line length, serving temp and serving pressure?
 

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Are you trying to bottle/cap from your faucet? I've got one of those "growler filler" attachments, and it works great for growlers. When I bottle from a keg, though, I only use a beer gun.

Otherwise, make sure your bottles are nice and cold. Not frozen, but cold.
 

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chill the bottles and turn the co2 down to 4psi, just enough to get the beer to flow. I don't have trouble if I make sure those two things are done (lower psi primarily).
good luck.
 

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Are you trying to bottle/cap from your faucet? I've got one of those "growler filler" attachments, and it works great for growlers. When I bottle from a keg, though, I only use a beer gun.

Otherwise, make sure your bottles are nice and cold. Not frozen, but cold.
I've never had much luck either filling small bottles with growler filler attachments, I use a gun too.
 
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