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Looking For: Blichmann BeerGun

Post by Willym » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:35 pm

Hello,

I am looking to buy a used beer gun bottle filler. Version 1 or 2, doesn't really matter.

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Re: Looking For: Blichmann BeerGun

Post by wader98 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:40 pm

Just bought a Chinese version on aliexpress for 35$.

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Post by oceanic_brew » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:39 pm

Look online for the DIY version. Don’t waste your money.

Follow the recommendations on the thread/site for its use.

Save your money


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Post by elreplica » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:13 am

The DIY works ok...I have the original though but you can find an equivalent knock off on AliExpress as wade posted...as well made as a Blichmann and yes under $40.
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Post by Willym » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:23 pm

Thanks all, I went with the aliexpress version.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Homebre ... 4c4d13TboU

C$ 44.34 at time of order.

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Post by Hammerhead Hops » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:01 pm

nice

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Post by oceanic_brew » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:16 am

Yeah at that price it’s pretty attractable eh? Just the fact that it gets you some stainless parts in there is worth it over the DIY version. I keep my parts clean, sanitized, and in the fridge when not in use but I do have to switch my components out just for peace of mind from time to time.

With the DIY version I have to get a pretty good handle on tank pressure (general keg situation anyway) and have to fill the bottles with co2 prior with a separate hose from the regulator. If this version simplifies that then its well worth it.




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Post by mdentremont » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:42 pm

That's a crazy price, just ordered one! I'll finally have a reason to test out my quick disconnect tips for my intertaps

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Post by wcturnedec » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:17 am

Bumping this topic, what are people's opinion on the Chinese beer gun from Aliexpress?
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Post by wader98 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:31 am

I've used mine a few times and seems to be ok. I have intertap faucets and have bought the ball lock adapter.
The main issue I've had was that the clip at the end of the gun doesn't seal the best at times and has fallen once in a bottle. The other complaint (and maybe it's my issue) is that I've followed the recommended serving pressure and all that good stuff with filling and bottles are foaming up a lot. I'm going to keep playing with it and see if I can figure it out. Other than that everything seems to be ok!

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Post by wcturnedec » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:35 am

wader98 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:31 am
I've used mine a few times and seems to be ok. I have intertap faucets and have bought the ball lock adapter.
The main issue I've had was that the clip at the end of the gun doesn't seal the best at times and has fallen once in a bottle. The other complaint (and maybe it's my issue) is that I've followed the recommended serving pressure and all that good stuff with filling and bottles are foaming up a lot. I'm going to keep playing with it and see if I can figure it out. Other than that everything seems to be ok!
Thanks Wader!
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Re: Looking For: Blichmann BeerGun

Post by wader98 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:27 am

If you want to borrow it and try it out let me know.

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Post by wcturnedec » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:30 am

wader98 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:27 am
If you want to borrow it and try it out let me know.
Thanks for the offer, I'm looking at one at NG since it's tax free days this weekend. I also want to attach a gas post to the gas connection on the beer gun so I can use my spare gas lines in my keezer.
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Post by Swine » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:17 pm

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Thanks for the offer, I'm looking at one at NG since it's tax free days this weekend. I also want to attach a gas post to the gas connection on the beer gun so I can use my spare gas lines in my keezer.
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I just installed one of the gas posts on mine, works GREAT!!

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Post by wcturnedec » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:06 pm

Swine wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:17 pm
Thanks for the offer, I'm looking at one at NG since it's tax free days this weekend. I also want to attach a gas post to the gas connection on the beer gun so I can use my spare gas lines in my keezer.
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I just installed one of the gas posts on mine, works GREAT!!
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Awesome, do you have a Blichmann or the Chinese equivalent? Where do get the parts?

I've seen OBK has a kit for their beer gun: https://www.ontariobeerkegs.com/True_Sh ... s-post.htm
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Re: Looking For: Blichmann BeerGun

Post by Swine » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:32 pm

wcturnedec wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:06 pm
Swine wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:17 pm
Thanks for the offer, I'm looking at one at NG since it's tax free days this weekend. I also want to attach a gas post to the gas connection on the beer gun so I can use my spare gas lines in my keezer.
I just installed one of the gas posts on mine, works GREAT!!
[/quote]
Awesome, do you have a Blichmann or the Chinese equivalent? Where do get the parts?

I've seen OBK has a kit for their beer gun: https://www.ontariobeerkegs.com/True_Sh ... s-post.htm
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I have the OBK Version of the Blichmann. Back when they first started carrying them.
I got the bits and pieces for the CO2 connection from Everwood. Just needed to know what you want (OBK Kit lists the parts) and then go ask for them. I had a couple of issues getting a good seal, so I did apply a bit of teflon tape in areas I wouldn't normally think I needed to. This could be the gun end, or the bits and pieces I bought, not sure.

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Re: Looking For: Blichmann BeerGun

Post by ackes » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:18 pm

Just wondering how many people have pulled the trigger (forgive the pun) on the aliexpress bottle filler and how it’s working out ? Considering buying one.


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Post by mdentremont » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:01 pm

I did! It worked out great the one time I used it except for when the tip came off and I lost a bit of beer -- that seems to be the weak point of it but I think I should be able to avoid it happening again in the future. One other oddity is that it really smells of Star Anise, not sure why but it has gone away somewhat after soaking it in cleaner.

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