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Offline qm3k

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Homemade counter pressure filler
« on: August 10, 2011, 05:09:13 pm »
Hi everyone,

I am looking at counter pressure fillers.  I have looked at a number of commercially available fillers and I also have plans for a home built filler from the book Brew Ware: How to Find, Adapt & Build Homebrewing Equipment.  I am wondering if anyone has built the filler outlined in the book and if they have had good results with it.  I am not a huge do-it-yourselfer, but this project seems pretty simple and inexpensive.

Thanks!

Offline qm3k

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Re: Homemade counter pressure filler
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 01:44:55 pm »
I suppose I should add that if anyone has built a good counterpressure filler and can point me to some plans, I would appreciate that as well...I am not wedded to the plans in my book  ;D

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Re: Homemade counter pressure filler
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011, 01:53:28 pm »
When I bottle from my kegs (in frequently, but I do it) I use a racking cane and a drilled stopper.  #2 stopper, IIRC, but this should be confirmed.

You can release pressure with the stopper and get minimal foaming.

Works pretty darn well and is super cheap.
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Offline Kit B

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Re: Homemade counter pressure filler
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011, 02:59:35 pm »
When I bottle from my kegs (in frequently, but I do it) I use a racking cane and a drilled stopper.  #2 stopper, IIRC, but this should be confirmed.

You can release pressure with the stopper and get minimal foaming.

Works pretty darn well and is super cheap.

+1
Somewhere around here, there's a guy that has a video on making one out of a picnic tap (cobra tap), rubber stopper, bottling wand & air pump needle.
I just used one to bottle for a competition & it worked pretty well.

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Re: Homemade counter pressure filler
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2011, 08:01:10 pm »
I made the CPBF from the aformentioned book & used it for many moons before "upgrading" to a FOXX Mfg. model. Not too much difference except the valves.  ;)
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