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Re: Chinese beergun
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2015, 12:51:48 PM »
That looks exactly like the Blichmann beer gun.  I have the Blichmann beer gun, and love it.  It works very well.
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Re: Chinese beergun
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2015, 01:42:17 PM »
That looks like a patent violation to me. It is an exact knock off.

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Re: Chinese beergun
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2015, 01:52:46 PM »
I agree with Steve and Tommy. I own a Blichmann (love it,too) and that is a total knockoff.
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Re: Chinese beergun
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2015, 02:05:57 PM »
Yep, a knockoff. The question is "is it worth Mr. B's time and money to go after those folks?"

Do yourself a favor and support the folks that support your American homebrewing hobby, not some rip off.
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Re: Chinese beergun
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2015, 02:27:05 PM »
I sent the link to Blichmann. They can decide what they want to do with it.

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Re: Chinese beergun
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2015, 02:36:20 PM »
I sent the link to Blichmann. They can decide what they want to do with it.

I'd love to see an end to the knockoff, but pretty sure there's not enough cooperation (or good will) between the 2 countries to stop it. Makes us an easy target. Aside from the fraud, I doubt very much it works as reliably as the Blichmann.
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Re: Chinese beergun
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2015, 02:44:59 PM »
Compare the Chinese J-20 to the US F-22. Our country wants to stop this, but, it is very very difficult.

Then again, read about Samuel Slater. Known in the US as the father of the American industrial revolution. Known in Britain as Slater the Traitor for bringing British textile technology to the US.

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Re: Chinese beergun
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2015, 07:46:03 PM »
This was an honest question. A site someone in Belgium had passed on and that I was curious about. I'm only now starting to make the switch to kegging, so I was and still am completely ignorant wrt beerguns. It has never been my intention to bring down the U.S. economy.
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Re: Chinese beergun
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2015, 07:53:15 PM »

This was an honest question. A site someone in Belgium had passed on and that I was curious about. I'm only now starting to make the switch to kegging, so I was and still am completely ignorant wrt beerguns. It has never been my intention to bring down the U.S. economy.
Don't worry about it. When something becomes popular, knockoffs are created. While I have been on aliexpress and alibaba in the past, I never thought to look for Homebrew gear. I didn't find cheap universal poppets and silicone tubing priced at about $1/foot. Shipping times are insane.

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Re: Chinese beergun
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2015, 07:55:20 PM »
I sent the link to Blichmann. They can decide what they want to do with it.
Aside from the fraud, I doubt very much it works as reliably as the Blichmann.

+1.  Probably made of lead.   :D

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Chinese beergun
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2015, 08:14:16 PM »
This was an honest question. A site someone in Belgium had passed on and that I was curious about. I'm only now starting to make the switch to kegging, so I was and still am completely ignorant wrt beerguns. It has never been my intention to bring down the U.S. economy.
No worries. No one thought you were doing anything wrong.

From what I hear, which may be wrong, often when an American business order products from China the Chinese factory fills the order and then runs off a batch to sell on the black market.

PS. You won't get any support or warranty from the knock off people. And if it is made of lead...