« on: May 05, 2013, 01:25:36 AM »
I'm considering a counter pressure filler. My reasons would be 1. If I have a keg that I want to tap and don't want to have a chugging contest to finish out the current keg. 2. If I want to ship a couple bottles somewhere. 3. If I want to store a few to see the effect of aging that recipe.
I'm looking at the morebeer version. I watched the video and I wonder what the point of purging with co2 would be, given that the beer volume will naturally purge the air, or in their case the co2 from the bottle anyway. I might by the counter pressure idea. It make some sense at keeping the beer CO2 in solution. But if they run the keg pressure at 3-5psi and the counter pressure at say 2-3psi, that's not much difference.
I'm wondering if it really makes any noticeable difference in the final product. Why not just chill the keg down to about 33-35 and fill with a picnic tap with a tube to reach the bottom of the bottle. Or just a tube off the kegerator tap?