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Re: Blichmann Beer Gun
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2011, 01:18:54 PM »
I just got mine this week. Hope to use it for the first time this weekend.

It works like a dream, I highly recommend it. As far as the tips falling off, I think if you LIGHTLY squeeze the prongs on the tip, this may solve that issue. I had a problem with the trigger not staying attached and that solved my issue. It's just a friction type fit, so this may be a typical adjustment needed.
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Re: Blichmann Beer Gun
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2012, 08:34:40 PM »
if it helps anybody to decide here is a video that I put together about my blichmann beer gun http://youtu.be/yJr89K-vz2s
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Re: Blichmann Beer Gun
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2012, 04:36:45 AM »
if it helps anybody to decide here is a video that I put together about my blichmann beer gun http://youtu.be/yJr89K-vz2s

Holy high production values, batman! Nice job dude.
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Re: Blichmann Beer Gun
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2012, 06:23:28 AM »
What is the ID of the steel pipe that goes in the bottle?  Something tells me that my homemade device (bottle filler tub on a picnic tap) is too wide to hold back the carbonation.

Speaking of which, do you adjust your carbonation to a higher level for bottling?  And I suppose you have to cap immediately?  Use refrigerated (but not frozen) bottles?
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Re: Blichmann Beer Gun
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2012, 06:56:46 AM »
if it helps anybody to decide here is a video that I put together about my blichmann beer gun http://youtu.be/yJr89K-vz2s

Holy high production values, batman! Nice job dude.

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Re: Blichmann Beer Gun
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2012, 08:34:36 AM »
Nice job! If my old counterpressuure bottle filler ever gives out.....

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Re: Blichmann Beer Gun
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2012, 09:41:36 AM »
Good reminder to squirt a little CO2 into the headspace after filling.  I often forget to do that.  Probably doesn't make that much difference but sure can't hurt.
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Re: Blichmann Beer Gun
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2012, 12:52:35 PM »
Nice job! If my old counterpressuure bottle filler ever gives out.....

Yeah I wouldn't wait.  The Beer Gun is so easy to use, I showed my buddies 7 year old son how to do it on one bottle and he picked it up right away.
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Re: Blichmann Beer Gun
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2012, 11:44:29 PM »
if it helps anybody to decide here is a video that I put together about my blichmann beer gun http://youtu.be/yJr89K-vz2s

Holy high production values, batman! Nice job dude.

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Re: Blichmann Beer Gun
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2012, 11:08:54 AM »
I just got my beer gun from Blichmann Engineering today, and I love it.  I've been using a traditional counter-pressure filler for a while now, typically don't bottle but now that we're going pro kind of have too, and in the time it usually took me to bottle a case of 22's with the CPF, I bottled 2 1/2 cases with the beer gun.  It's easy to use with one hand, and no more having to worry about the stopper sticking in the mouth of the bottle or adjusting the filler for different size bottles.  I wanna hear what other people think.

Glad you enjoy it!  My bottle filler is based on the Ghetto Bottle filler that I saw on HBF.  You can see it in this presentation here: http://www.clubwort.net/Other/BeerTransference.mov

Total cost: $10.  It has counter pressure, is adjustable to bottles, 2L soda bottles, or 5L soda bottles, and has a short hose so I don't waste too much beer.

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Re: Blichmann Beer Gun
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2012, 06:26:18 PM »
if it helps anybody to decide here is a video that I put together about my blichmann beer gun http://youtu.be/yJr89K-vz2s

Holy high production values, batman! Nice job dude.

Does anyone have any video suggestions
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