Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Make A Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

In this video, I show how you can easily make a 'mock' version of a counter pressure bottle filler. The catch here is that you will not be injecting or pressurizing the bottle with co2 but instead creating pressure within the bottle by stopping the top and filling the bottle slowly with beer, releasing the pressure caused by the volume of beer flowing into the bottle.

I hope this is helpful and if you have improvements on this idea, let us know.

I know this idea is not new but I think it is important that the the key elements are considered when using this technique.
  1. Keep the cobra head open until you are ready to remove the wand.
  2. Close the cobra head before removing the wand from the bottle.
  3. Have at least ten feet of 3/16 hose in line to prevent 'out gassing'.
  4. Chill the bottles to be filled.
  5. Cap immediately after filling.
With these precautions you should be able to fill bottles from the keg without losing any of the carbonation from solution. Cheers!


Rob Feckler said...

You are very innovative. Thank you for sharing this counter pressure bottle filler technique. This will definitely trim down my CO2 emissions.

mark said...

Hi Rob,
thanks for checking out Beer Diary...
I wish I could take credit for the idea but I found it on-line somewhere and found that it was a great idea. Cheers!

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