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Re: Bottling from a keg
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2013, 10:33:20 AM »
Having used the Foxx and the More Beer CPF....go for the More Beer. The 3 way valve makes it WAY easy to operate. I have also used the Blichmann and my feeling is with all of the above....they are a pain to sanitize and clean and they are expensive for how often they get used.

I now go for the bottling wand and rubber bung method.  Easy to use, easy to clean, cheap.
I can field strip and clean the beer gun fairly quickly now, after some practice.

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Re: Bottling from a keg
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2013, 10:35:40 AM »
Having used the Foxx and the More Beer CPF....go for the More Beer. The 3 way valve makes it WAY easy to operate. I have also used the Blichmann and my feeling is with all of the above....they are a pain to sanitize and clean and they are expensive for how often they get used.

I now go for the bottling wand and rubber bung method.  Easy to use, easy to clean, cheap.
I can field strip and clean the beer gun fairly quickly now, after some practice.

Can you do it with bottle bombs blowing around you?;)
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Re: Bottling from a keg
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2013, 11:56:02 AM »
Having used the Foxx and the More Beer CPF....go for the More Beer. The 3 way valve makes it WAY easy to operate. I have also used the Blichmann and my feeling is with all of the above....they are a pain to sanitize and clean and they are expensive for how often they get used.

I now go for the bottling wand and rubber bung method.  Easy to use, easy to clean, cheap.
I can field strip and clean the beer gun fairly quickly now, after some practice.
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Can you do it with bottle bombs blowing around you?;)
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Re: Bottling from a keg
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2013, 01:22:54 PM »
The last time I used my morebeer CPF my wife and I got more beer on the ceiling than in the bottles, a week later she bought me a Beergun and I love it.  If I'm bottling something to take to a party I'll just use a tube  on my tap, but if I want to bottle a bunch of beers or to store long term I'll use the beergun.
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Re: Bottling from a keg
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2013, 02:39:46 PM »
The last time I used my morebeer CPF my wife and I got more beer on the ceiling than in the bottles, a week later she bought me a Beergun and I love it.  If I'm bottling something to take to a party I'll just use a tube  on my tap, but if I want to bottle a bunch of beers or to store long term I'll use the beergun.

Same here.  For competitions I use my beer gun.  For immediate use I use the tap.
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