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 counter pressure option are now available that allows you to easily counter pressure fill bottles without a lot of tubing and cleanup. See: Tapcooler – Nukatap Counter Pressure Bottle Filler
- 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.
- Search Amazon for “Growler Filler”
- Top Post: Tips and Gear for Growler Filling
- Related Categories: Draft, Portable Serving, Bottling
Bottle Filler Reviews!
- Hands on Review: Nukatap Counter Pressure Bottle Filler!
- Hands on Review: Blichmann Engineering Beer Gun
- Hands on Review: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets
Also Consider: Tapcooler!
Kegerator Tips, Tricks & Gear
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. rp:tips#20