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First competition...question on bottle filling

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

  1. groovy24

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    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.

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback.

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