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Counter Pressure Filler vs Beer Gun

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3 years 4 months ago - 3 years 4 months ago #2568 by ajburnet
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Hey folks,

Finally had some time to bottle my first batch of IPA from the fermentasaurus (under pressure). I had bought the KK counter pressure filler but it was a bit of a nightmare. Lots of foam (brought fermenter in from the cold garage which probably didn't help - about 5 inches of foam in the bottle) and I also didn't chill the bottles.

Anyway - it wasn't very quick to use and it seems to be pretty tricky with beer erupting out of the bottle when removing the filler. Probably my unskilled usage!! The three bottles I filled are also now flat...

Do you think the beer gun is better than the counter filler? I need it to be quick and not messy really - no time during the week like many I'm sure so happy to invest in something that is quick and reduces clean-up.

If you reckon the counter filler and beer gun are much the same, I'll probably stick with it and see if I can perfect it!

Ta!

Alex.
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3 years 4 months ago #2569 by Gash
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I have the Keg King beer gun and it works fine and I don't need to chill bottles either. I haven't used the counter pressure filler. My guess is it works, you just have to get the hang of it.
What are you bottling for? For storage or just for a few takeaways?

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3 years 4 months ago - 3 years 4 months ago #2570 by ajburnet
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Thanks - for storage really, plus to fill a growler every so often...

Might grab the gun. Beer foam in my face = pissed off me!!! :)

Cheers,

Alex.
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3 years 4 months ago #2571 by Gash
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I guess you emptied 99% of the pressure out of the fermentasaurus? And use only 1 or 2 psi to push it out, use the counter pressure to fill the bottles slowly. Shouldn't be much foam, but make sure you cap on foam.
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Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 25 Nov - 16:43

Feel free to ask questions in the forums and not in the drunken ramblings. Its all good and thanks for taking time to join in and ask questions. Cheers keep em coming. Cheers :D

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 25 Nov - 16:38

Hi BeerRay, great question ,but we need to post in the Forum so we can be notified about your question. Ill post it now for you, no worries. Go to forums. cheers.

BeerRay1986 - Sat 21 Nov - 12:44

Hi all does anyone had a set amount of priming sugar they use to bottling? i use online calculators and its always under carbed!!! cheers guys

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Thu 29 Oct - 12:27

Great brew day today. The over night mash is really working well. Cheers everyone

ozdevil1 - Mon 21 Sep - 14:46

this could be dangerous my druken ramblings might not make sense ...didnt even this fuction was here

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