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bottling from cornie

Postby abeyptfc » Tue Jan 30, 2018 21:31

Hi guys, I’ve bottled from my carbonated cornie before but it never seems to hold the gas that long. I’ve heard about the blichmann beer guns, do they work well? I was wanting to try and have bottled beer with no sediment, are there any alternatives?
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bottling from cornie

Postby Joe1002 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 22:01

Pegas evolution. They only take PET bottles though unless you modify it.

It’s a counter pressure filler where as the beer gun is not. Alternatively you can make your own CP filler.

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Re: bottling from cornie

Postby thepatchworkdoll » Tue Jan 30, 2018 22:40

Hi Mark
If you dont bottle a lot you can use a Carbonation Cap really cheap as chips on Ebay.
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Re: bottling from cornie

Postby tim_n » Wed Jan 31, 2018 09:53

I use this (though not specifically from that seller)

http://s.aliexpress.com/2A73y2EV

And it works fine. Took a while to work out how to use it.


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Re: bottling from cornie

Postby tim_n » Wed Jan 31, 2018 09:59

tim_n wrote:I use this (though not specifically from that seller)

http://s.aliexpress.com/2A73y2EV

And it works fine. Took a while to work out how to use it.


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Tips & directions (since it doesn't come with any!)

0.) Cool corny down as much as possible and ensure pressured to final pressure. Cool bottles as well if possible.
1.) Purge bottle with co2
2.) Pressurise bottle with co2
3.) Release liquid into bottle via directional tap.
4.) When beer stops flowing into bottle due to equalised pressure, gently release pressure knob and beer will resume filling.
5.) Close directional tap.
6.) Release any additional pressure at the top gently.
7.) Cap.

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Re: bottling from cornie

Postby jkp » Wed Jan 31, 2018 16:33

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I have one of these counter pressure fillers. After a bit of practice it works well and can fill any bottles or even a 5L minikeg. I can bottle a whole keg into 330ml bottles in a bit over an hour.

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Re: bottling from cornie

Postby abeyptfc » Wed Jan 31, 2018 20:07

cheers guys, much appreciated!
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Re: bottling from cornie

Postby mixbrewery » Wed Jan 31, 2018 23:26

I sourced all the bits and made mine - uncanny how it looks almost identical :)
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Re: bottling from cornie

Postby tim_n » Thu Feb 01, 2018 00:19

Wish I could remember what hose size it needed for the gas ins and outs. It was very small and I ended up using 3/8" and a lot of plumbing tape.

Anyone knows what JG fitting and where I can get the pipe for the stainless one let me know!



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Re: bottling from cornie

Postby CraftyTim » Fri Feb 02, 2018 01:46

Blichmann beer gun works well, as already mentioned, keep everything cool to retain carbonation through the process, you can also prime your bottles even after a period of conditioning as there is always live yeast in clear beer and certainly enough to carbonate bottles.

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Re: bottling from cornie

Postby john luc » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:39

D.O. dissolved oxygen is the enemy. A blichman beer gun will only remove some oxygen so depending on how long you want to leave it in the bottle this can be handy. Downside to the blichman beer gun is you will lose carbonation from the beer as you transfer to the bottle. The way to stop this is to first overcarb your beer in the keg but then you need it to be cold when doing transfer to help with foaming and co2 loss. I don't like the blichman gun but prefer a counter pressure bottler as this helps with the foaming issue.
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Re: bottling from cornie

Postby orlando » Fri Feb 02, 2018 17:10

Go with Joe. The Pegas is such a brilliant idea it amazes me anybody still uses anything else. Can't be because of price they are cheap as chips from AliExpress.

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