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New gun
« on: March 11, 2016, 11:42:25 PM »
Finally broke down and ordered my new weapon....the bottle filler.

Looking forward to giving it a go.




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Re: New gun
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2016, 11:52:02 PM »
You're gonna freaking love it. I posted yesterday that I had an open spot on one of my manifolds and dedicated it to the CO2 line to the gun. Great idea. Makes the process much smoother. By the way, my LHBS has a great video tutorial on using it - really helped me  :


https://youtu.be/K-CcNVddels
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Re: New gun
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2016, 12:02:00 AM »
You're gonna freaking love it. I posted yesterday that I had an open spot on one of my manifolds and dedicated it to the CO2 line to the gun. Great idea. Makes the process much smoother. By the way, my LHBS has a great video tutorial on using it - really helped me  :


https://youtu.be/K-CcNVddels

yeah Northern brewer had video also I watched. going to use it for wine, mead, and beer. i bought a distributor just for this so i don't have to screw around.
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Re: New gun
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2016, 12:43:49 AM »
Nice, Ken. It's tempting to get one of those for sure. I'd probably opt for that one over the Blingmann.
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Re: New gun
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2016, 12:06:18 PM »
I'm new to kegging and want one. Can someone clue me in as to what I need. Right now all I have is a regulator with a single "out" port or whatever its called.
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Re: New gun
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2016, 12:19:47 PM »
Blichmann sells an accessory kit (~$20-25) for the beer gun that has all the hardware you need, except for a wye splitter or manifold. You'll need a splitter or manifold to use for the CO2 connection to the gun. I already had a spare port in one of my manifolds that I dedicated to the beer gun.
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Re: New gun
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2016, 12:31:16 PM »
Thanks Jon.Do you have a recommendation re: splitter vs manifold as far as overall usefulness?
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Re: New gun
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2016, 12:34:54 PM »
Thanks Jon.Do you have a recommendation re: splitter vs manifold as far as overall usefulness?


The splitter is cheaper ($12ish). But if you plan to expand your number of taps and need a manifold for it, you can kill 2 birds with one stone and get one with an extra port. Both work fine.
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Re: New gun
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2016, 12:52:11 PM »
Manifold it is then.
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Re: New gun
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2016, 01:38:16 PM »

Nice, Ken. It's tempting to get one of those for sure. I'd probably opt for that one over the Blingmann.

List for $99 with everything included and NB had 20% off single item sale (except blichmann of course) so I opted for this one.


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Re: New gun
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2016, 03:00:43 PM »
Blichmann sells an accessory kit (~$20-25) for the beer gun that has all the hardware you need, except for a wye splitter or manifold. You'll need a splitter or manifold to use for the CO2 connection to the gun. I already had a spare port in one of my manifolds that I dedicated to the beer gun.
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Re: New gun
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2016, 03:03:51 PM »
Blichmann sells an accessory kit (~$20-25) for the beer gun that has all the hardware you need, except for a wye splitter or manifold. You'll need a splitter or manifold to use for the CO2 connection to the gun. I already had a spare port in one of my manifolds that I dedicated to the beer gun.
Wait a minute, I thought the last straw was not Blichman.


It's not, sorry. I didn't know you were specifically looking at the last straw gun, thought just a bottle filler in general. Sounds like the last straw has its stuff included, Blichmann you buy the kit for.
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Re: New gun
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2016, 03:16:35 PM »
Blichmann sells an accessory kit (~$20-25) for the beer gun that has all the hardware you need, except for a wye splitter or manifold. You'll need a splitter or manifold to use for the CO2 connection to the gun. I already had a spare port in one of my manifolds that I dedicated to the beer gun.
Wait a minute, I thought the last straw was not Blichman.




It's not, sorry. I didn't know you were specifically looking at the last straw gun, thought just a bottle filler in general. Sounds like the last straw has its stuff included, Blichmann you buy the kit for.

yep- they come out the same price .
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Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: New gun
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2016, 03:20:32 PM »
pete- 20% off midwest supplies right now for $100 spent. they have last straw.
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Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: New gun
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2016, 03:30:32 PM »
pete- 20% off midwest supplies right now for $100 spent. they have last straw.
Yes, I'm ordering stuff tonight. I have a $200 GC so I can get $250 worth of stuff without paying a dime.
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