This manual will familiarize you with the assembly, operation, and The patented BeerGun® is the lowest foaming and lowest oxygen pickup filler on the market them or have any questions, contact your retailer or Blichmann Engineering™. The Blichmann Beer Gun is one such device; I recently acquired one and once First up, heed the warnings on the instructions–the beer gun is not designed to. In this video I set up my Blichmann bottle filler beer gun. There are of course instructions, the filler itself, beer line, and a cleaning brush is all you get with the.
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That is the biggest negative for me.
ESheppy June 10, at 8: I am planning on getting one of these but I have a question for you. Co2 Gauge With Bkichmann Fitting And Shut Off Valves Insstructions all of the fittings were tightened onto the gauge I connected the gauge to the Co2 tank and then marked out the side of the refrigerator where the hole for the second gas line would go. With the Beer Gun assembled and all of the required connections made it was time to add another gas line to my gauge to be used by the gun to purge bottles with Co2 before filling them.
There are of course instructions, the filler itself, beer line, and a cleaning brush is all you get with the basic kit. Now that I’ve taken the time to hook the Beer Gun up in the brewroom I don’t know how I ever got along without one.
When I use the fun, I will usually try to remember to chill the bottles and the fun in the fridge for a couple instructios. All I had to do was clip the flat metal handle of the beer valve onto the rigid metal inner beer tube on the gun and clamp included in the accessory kit the vinyl beer line to the end of the same tube.
Setting it up is a bit of an ordeal but no more involved than bottling by hand with priming sugar. For the installation in my brew room I decided to add a wye fitting to my existing Co2 gauge in order to add a second shutoff valve and gas line to the gauge. Once the brass flare connector is installed on the gun the gas line tubing is used to connect the Beer Gun to a threaded flare connection on a ball lock gas line connector sold separately.
My mind is still bder with ideas on how else to use a Beer Gun in the brewroom. When using the gun I tie the beer and gas lines together using twist ties and then run the lines outside of the refrigerator through the small gap created when the door is left slightly open.
How To Use The Blichmann Beer Gun Bottle Filler
I quickly found out that I would need a bench vise to hold the gauge body in place while I unscrewed the parts from it. I do understand the complaint about the cost. As I tightened both shut off valves into the wye fitting I made sure they were both squarely aligned with each other, this was done mainly for aesthetics to make the installation look as neat as possible.
The colder the whole system is, the more CO2 stays in solution. Newer Post Older Post Home. Low carbonation has never been a problem. Overall, the beer gun is a great way to bottle beer from a keg, allowing more flexibility around planning your bottling activities and adding the advantages of forced carbonation, zero carbonation wait time after bottling, clarity, and CO2 bottle purging over bottle-carbonation.
With the twist of a wrench the connectors can be switched over from the ball lock gas connector to the gas valve on the Beer Gun without having to use a screwdriver on any clamps or a knife to trim the vinyl tubing.
The Screwy Brewer: Setting Up The Blichmann BeerGun™
The addition of the second gas line would allow me to truly set and forget once and for all when force carbonating two kegs at the same time. Once it gets here, which will happen quickly, stop.
With all of the parts on hand I carefully removed the existing gas line shut off valve from the Co2 gauge body using an adjustable wrench. Get Our Updates By Email. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I run a mild solution of OxiClean FREE and warm water through the yun line to the gun followed by a warm water only rinse before storing it away.
But I did manage to sanitize and refrigerate a few 12 ounce bottles and test out the new installation by filling them with cold beer.
Bottle a clearer, force-carbonated beverage than you can get with bottle carbonation. Then squeeze the button seconds. If I do they begin to leak CO2 from the seals. I also find this the most convenient way to full growlers. A bench vise was needed to hold the gauge body from turning as I applied a good deal of torque needed to unscrew the shut off valve from the gauge body.
I have a single CO2 regulator and use some extra tubing to make it work. Co2 Gauge Modification For Second Gas Line After removing the shut off valve from the gauge body I wrapped Teflon tape around it’s threads and the threads of the second shut off valve and then put the wye fitting snugly into the vise to hold it steady.
How To Bottle With The Blichmann Beer Gun – Cidersage
Swivel Connectors To Beer Gun And Gas Line Connector The use of swivel connectors in the line allows the beer and gas line configurations to be changed a lot easier than I had been used to. With the keg of beer kept cold inside the refrigerator and the new gas and beer lines connected and tested the Beer Gun is ready to sanitize and use for filling bottles.
It also forces you down the paths of producing either an uncarbonated beverage or one that is primed with a small amount of sugar in the bottle to cause a controlled fermentation that carbonates the contents of the sealed bottles…this latter approach has implications for clarity, as a bottle-carbonated beverage will have yeast sediment in it that is not as prevalent in a force-carbonated scenario…i.
When I received my gun I found that the main tube and connectors were already assembled and I could skip over the pages that explained how that part of the assembly should be done.