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First competition...question on bottle filling

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by groovy24, May 1, 2013.

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  1. groovy24

    groovy24 Jul 13, 2007 Wisconsin

    Looking to enter my first competition but the beer I am looking to enter is currently kegged. Without a beer gun what is the best method to fill 3-12 oz bottles.

    Cheers
     
  2. sarcastro

    sarcastro Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Filling straight from the tap works, although not optimal. I've won awards filling straight from the tap. It is best to clean the taps as much as possible and use a tube that goes to the bottom of the bottle. Also, get the bottles as cold as the beer and, bottle as close to the competition as possible.
     
  3. BumpkinBrewer

    BumpkinBrewer Jan 6, 2010 Massachusetts
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  4. inchrisin

    inchrisin Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    To add, you'll spend about 30 seconds filling each bottle. Be patient. Burp your keg and pour yourself a pint through the tube. You want all the extra pressure out you can get so you don't foam. You'll want to run your pressure at about 3 or 4 psi. Just enough to run it through the system.
     
  5. groovy24

    groovy24 Jul 13, 2007 Wisconsin

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Cheers
     
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