Tip: Filling a quick bottle or growler from your kegerator faucet

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  • If you need a quick bottle or two or a growler filled from your kegerator, there’s no need to hook up your Beer Gun or Counter Pressure Bottle Filler.  Just slip a piece of tubing over your faucet and pour.
  • 3/8″ ID Tubing fits snugly over most picnic/cobra faucets.
  • 1/2″ ID Tubing fits snugly over most Perlick type faucets.
  • If you’re an Intertap faucet user, consider the Growler Filing Attachment
  • If you use forward sealing faucets a counter pressure option is now available that allows you to easily counter pressure fill bottles without a lot of tubing and cleanup.  See: Tapcooler Counter Pressure FillerHands on Review
  • Make sure your length of tubing goes all the way to the bottom of the container you’re filling
  • Sanitize the tubing and the receiving bottle.
  • Reduce your regulator PSI down to 2 or 3 PSI, vent your keg to release excess pressure and fill your bottle or growler slowly from the bottom.
  • Cap on foam and you’re good to go.
  • If you have a compatible forward sealing faucet, The Tapcooler is worth a hard look.  This is a counter-pressure filler that attaches directly to your faucet.  Since it attaches directly to your faucet, you don’t have all the tubing to deal with.
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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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