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Counter Pressure Bottle Filler
KEG801
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Description

The counter pressure bottle filler that sets the standard for filling beer bottles at home.  With a unique one way valve and adjustable pressure relief you will be bottling sediment free homebrew with ease.  


If you currently carbonate and store your homebrew in kegs, you can use a counter pressure filler to bottle beer directly from your kegs. One huge advantage of this method is that since you are bottling already carbonated, clear beer, there will be no sediment at the bottom of your bottles.

Counter pressure bottle filling is how a brewery bottles beer. The bottle is under pressure while the carbonated beer flows in. Because the interior of the bottle is pressurized there is minimal loss of the CO2 in solution. The opposite of filling under pressure is when you pour a beer into a pint glass where CO2 erupts out of solution creating all that foam. Great in your glass but not good when you are trying to bottle carbonated beer. Our counter pressure filler mimics a single filling head on a professional bottling line, a concept that we all know works very, very well.

Made by Fermentap, the design has two unique features. Number 1 it is the only model made entirely from stainless steel. Number 2 you flush and fill from the bottom of the bottle.

Beer barb is 3/16". Gas barb is 5/16".


Features While some models flush the bottle from the top and fill from the bottom, our unit features a special valve that allows CO2 and beer to flow down the same stainless tube, directly to the bottom of the bottle. First CO2 flows down into the bottom of the bottle to flush from the bottom up. Next you switch the valve position and beer flows down the same tube, filling from the bottom up. The result is a more effective purging of oxygen and no foam during the filling process - not to mention that the whole thing takes one-hand to operate! Why hope that you flushed your bottle properly using a type of beer gun, when you can know for sure that you have created the best environment for your beer to be stored at by using a Counter Pressure Bottle Filler?

More Details
The unit is inserted into the bottle in the off position. The valve is then turned to CO2 to flush the bottle and then to beer for filling. The adjustable pressure relief on the side of the unit allows you control the speed of fill by adjusting the pressure in the bottle. The valve is positioned in such a way that it is easy to use with one hand, while the other holds the bottle. This model is designed for 12oz bottles but can easily be extended to accommodate larger bottles, such as 22oz, with a small piece of 1/4" tubing.

Setting Your PSI Pressure

Before you counter pressure fill a bottle make sure you are satisfied with the carbonation level and flavor. The goal for counter pressure bottle filling is to store your beer in the most sanitary and clean environment possible so when you get ready to share your homebrew its presentation is perfect when you go to pour.

An ideal set point to set your PSI level on your regulator is 10-14 psi. This range is dependent upon the temperature of your beer and the carbonation level. We recommend you start at a lower pressure around 10psi for the first 2-3 bottles to make sure you get everything dialed in before committing to filling a whole case.

Make sure your keg is always kept cold. If your keg warms up you will have foaming issues. 

 

 

Item # KEG801
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 2LBS
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Competition Bottling
Michael Hoccom on Jul 9, 2018
I needed to get a C02 bottle filler and I've been looking at this one previously.
Richard W on Jun 6, 2018
Competition Bottling
Michael Hoccom on Jul 9, 2018
looks like a solid bottle filler
Tim D on Jun 9, 2018
I needed to get a C02 bottle filler and I've been looking at this one previously.
Richard W on Jun 6, 2018
All Stainless
Harry G on Apr 23, 2018
Blichman beer gun foams too much
Chris D on Mar 24, 2018
Bottling beer, my beer gun doesn't keep bottles carbonated
Roger Taylor on Mar 20, 2018
Price and it's all stainless steel
Luigi DePari on Mar 16, 2018
Video you tube
Rob W on Mar 16, 2018
Because they work! Dag on
Michael P on Mar 3, 2018
Hope it works better than beer gun.
Kenneth Ackerson on Feb 1, 2018
simple of use
Armando G on Jan 12, 2018
looks like a solid bottle filler
Tim D on Jun 9, 2018
All Stainless
Harry G on Apr 23, 2018
What size are the hose barbs?
Charlie Martell on Jan 15, 2018
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BEST ANSWER: The Beer barb is 3/16". Gas barb is 5/16".
If I bottle a sour beer can I boil the entire unit to santize it thoughly? Will the stopper withstand high heat as well as other parts?
Ken Orner on Jun 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You will want to dissemble the unit and soak in warm PBW or Alkaline Brewery Wash.
Reviews

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Couldnt build all stainless DiY for less
This is a good piece of kit for the home brewer who wants to bottle from Keg. I have room for just one keg in the beer fridge so bottling some while the keg is running perfect gives some in-between beers to enjoy after it kicks and the next keg is chilling/carbonating.

Takes some practice and paying attention, need to fill to the right place to cap on foam but not too much to prevent spraying when removing stopper from bottle. A small inverted plastic cup sort of thing above the stopper might make a good spray shield.

Also, if pulling a touch early to avoid the spray adding a little more beer to the bottom not under pressure (stopper raised slightly out of bottle) will bring the foam to the lip of the bottle but be careful to swing valve to beer not gas or you will get a foam volcano. dont ask me how I know this.

Anyhow, for the price you cant build it sourcing new all stainless parts if you value your time at all and piecing it together it will have many more fittings and places that are hard to clean so just do yourself a favor and buy it if you are in the market for a counter pressure filler.
May 6, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Could use improvement
While I like it for its stainless steel construction, the relief valve is somewhat of a pain and won't release until almost screwed all of the way out. Also, don't plan to use this device too much to fill up bombers or anything larger than a 12oz bottle.
April 19, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
How have I not reviewed this yet? First borrowed a friends about 16 months ago and immediately fell in love. Bought mine and my only regret is not getting the deluxe kit. Far superior to all other bottle fillers I've used.
April 2, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Some thread burrs
Just received the filler. Took it a part to clean and sanitize before using this weekend. Generally well made but the Teflon tape is of cheap quality and one of the 1/2" NPT hose barbs had burrs on the leading thread that was chewing up the 3-way valve. I used a small file to remove the burrs. We will see how it performs soon....
March 30, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Nice bottle filler
I researched it and this is the one I decided on. I’m very pleased it works great
March 27, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Great Product!
Finally got it in the mail and started using it right away, its very hand and easy to use, great for quick bottle and growler fill ups!
May 31, 2015
Well worth the effort to use it.....
We all collect equipment and gizmos in our brewing journey. MoreBeers filler gave me a little bit of a learning curve but I caught on after a half a case of bottles. If you don't want oxidation in your bottled product, especially your precious barley wines, old ales,etc then I recommend you shell out a few dollars and start purging your bottles as you fill. Has never failed me.
May 27, 2015
Love it!
I had the choice between this and a Blichmann beer gun. I chose this because it seemed to make more sense. After hearing all the complaints from friends who bought the beer gun, I knew which one to buy.

I also bought the "accessory kit" which necessarily increases the overall cost, but I think it's worth it. I can connect easily, maintain carbonation, and bottle off of my kegs for club meetings, trips, or competitions. It works as advertised, and has been doing well for me filling cases upon cases of bottles over the time that I've had it. There are no parts to lose or fall off inside the bottles.

The one downside is that it doesn't really work with stubby bottles, because the metal "wand" is a fixed length and the rubber stopper won't slide down. That's a minor issue for me - I just don't use those types of bottles.

Highly recommend this.
May 27, 2015
Works well
This does a good job filling bottles, so long as everything is kept cold (including bottle), otherwise I've had foaming issues. I knocked a star off because its a little awkward to use compared to one-handed products (e.g. Blichman's). I found that creating a "filling station" whereby I put the empty chilled bottle into a sanitized bucket for filling, worked best, because I could set down and lean the filler inside the bucket to keep the drippings contained while I capped the bottle. Works well even for the larger 20oz bottles.
May 27, 2015
A MUST HAVE TOOL!!!!
I was going to build one of these myself...but it wasn't worth it after I priced the individual components (in stainless steel). Great price for a great tool.

This makes filling a bottle so much easier.

The ability to purge the oxygen out of the bottle is invaluable.

Watch the video on this product.

You can beat the price and the valuable use of this tool.

This is better than the Blichmann beer gun which cannot purge oxygen.
May 20, 2015