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Re: New gun
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2016, 06:31:55 AM »
oh man was that fun. i just bottled 5 cases of wine quick and painless with the last straw.... and what the heck was i thinking before getting this  :o

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Re: New gun
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2016, 06:48:59 AM »
oh man was that fun. i just bottled 5 cases of wine quick and painless with the last straw.... and what the heck was i thinking before getting this  :o



Same thing I thought after getting my Beer Gun. I bottled a couple bottles and wondered why I waited so damn long.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2016, 07:14:39 AM by HoosierBrew »
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Re: New gun
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2016, 06:55:39 AM »
i'm very pleased. definitely get you hook up of choice to run co2 to keg and gun at same time-made it very easy to set at 5psi and let it rip.
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Dort                 
O'Fest              
Cream Ale                             
ESB                    
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Re: New gun
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2016, 06:58:57 AM »
i'm very pleased. definitely get you hook up of choice to run co2 to keg and gun at same time-made it very easy to set at 5psi and let it rip.


One thing I noticed - 5 psi works fine for cider (or wine), but for beer you might well get too much foam and lose more carb. I think 3-4 psi is perfect for beer. Less foam in the bottle = less carb loss.
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Re: New gun
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2016, 06:59:45 AM »
i'm very pleased. definitely get you hook up of choice to run co2 to keg and gun at same time-made it very easy to set at 5psi and let it rip.


One thing I noticed - 5 psi works fine for cider (or wine), but for beer you might well get too much foam and lose more carb. I think 3-4 psi is perfect for beer. Less foam in the bottle = less carb loss.

makes sense with carbonated liquid to lower pressure-good tip.
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Cream Ale                             
ESB                    
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Re: New gun
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2016, 11:50:58 AM »

Rather than a wye, I'm using a manifold and modified the gun to take a regular ball lock gas connector that can be on another keg most of the time, and doesn't have a straight valve that can leak out all my gas when I'm not paying attention.

Now, I need to get bottling!
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Re: New gun
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2016, 12:47:49 PM »
Best to cap your beers on foam to minimize any oxidation effects. Sometimes with the beer gun if you are using a low carbed beer (bitters, milds, etc) you have to actually create that foam by holding the tip above the beer and letting it splash a small way into the beer to cap on foam.

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Re: New gun
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2016, 12:52:35 PM »
Best to cap your beers on foam to minimize any oxidation effects. Sometimes with the beer gun if you are using a low carbed beer (bitters, milds, etc) you have to actually create that foam by holding the tip above the beer and letting it splash a small way into the beer to cap on foam.


+1.  Sometimes on low carbed beers like that I'll purge CO2 on top of the beer, too. Not sure I see much difference good or bad from capping on foam. Lately on hoppy beers I've been using the Kelsey McNair trick of filling the bottle completely to the top (zero headspace). Does seem to help maintain the aromas a bit better.
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Re: New gun
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2016, 09:19:47 PM »
Love my beer gun. Works real good. Did the manifold thing too, easy to hook up and easy to clean. 


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Re: New gun
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2016, 04:36:36 AM »
Are you still pleased with this product, Ken? After my score sheets came back and said my beers were oxidized, I think I'm in the market for a beer gun. Northern Brewer conveniently sent me a 20% promo code yesterday too.
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Re: New gun
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2016, 06:47:47 AM »

Rather than a wye, I'm using a manifold and modified the gun to take a regular ball lock gas connector that can be on another keg most of the time, and doesn't have a straight valve that can leak out all my gas when I'm not paying attention.

Now, I need to get bottling!
I tried my new Last Straw to bottle some carbonated maple sap last night for practice. I used a wye splitter and quickly learned that I need to get to the LHBS and/or hardware store to customize my system and make it leak proof. There were just too many points that needed connections. I'm hoping they have a dual manifold.
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Re: New gun
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2016, 01:10:13 PM »
Are you still pleased with this product, Ken? After my score sheets came back and said my beers were oxidized, I think I'm in the market for a beer gun. Northern Brewer conveniently sent me a 20% promo code yesterday too.

yep no complaints so far.
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Serving:        In Process:
Ger Pils             IPA
Dort                 
O'Fest              
Cream Ale                             
ESB                    
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Re: New gun
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2016, 03:12:31 PM »
I just used mine again and I have a helpful tip: the spring loaded valve at the end of the gun should be put back on the gun before attaching it to a pressurized keg,not in the cleaning solution
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Re: New gun
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2016, 04:55:14 PM »
I just used mine again and I have a helpful tip: the spring loaded valve at the end of the gun should be put back on the gun before attaching it to a pressurized keg,not in the cleaning solution
Ha! Whoops!
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Serving:        In Process:
Ger Pils             IPA
Dort                 
O'Fest              
Cream Ale                             
ESB                    
Next:
schwarz
IPA
Mead

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Re: New gun
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2016, 08:23:22 PM »
I just used mine again and I have a helpful tip: the spring loaded valve at the end of the gun should be put back on the gun before attaching it to a pressurized keg,not in the cleaning solution
Ha! Whoops!
Having just used the gun myself, I get it now.  Ouch, Pete!