Blichmann has a unique way of developing new products. They first look at existing home brewing technologies, finds what is wrong with them, and aims to solve these problems. There is no better example of this than the Blichmann BeerGun. Kegging is easy and wonderful, but provides a host of problems when brewers go to bottle from the keg. Whether it is for competition or just to give friends a bottle or two, brewers have had to deal with imperfect counter-pressure fillers that are overly complicated, or homemade bottlers that lead to oxidation and foaming issues. The BeerGun solves these issues, creating the ideal system for bottling from a keg!
The BeerGun can be used to purge bottles of oxygen with pure CO2, fill without foaming or carbonation loss, and provides a consistent fill by placing the valve at the end of the gun. This means oxygen-free beer with carbonation intact and no messy foam spills to clean up! Quiescent Flow technology, a patented technology employed by Blichmann, minimizes the amount of agitation the beer undergoes when dispensed from keg to bottle or growler. This leads to the perfect fill with little to no carbonation loss, every time! Stainless steel design ensures ease of cleaning with minimized chance of bacterial activity.It only takes literally seconds to take apart! The beer gun is simple, intuitive, practical, and gives a great fill every time. It just makes sense!
Important Setup Info
The Blichmann BeerGun comes with the BeerGun, a double ended brush for cleaning, and 10 feet of 3/16" ID liquid line. However, in addition to this, a liquid disconnect with a 3/16" swivel nut or barb is required to hook the BeerGun up to the liquid side of your keg. In addition, a brass 1/4" NPT x 1/4" flare adapter and a swivel nut set (preferably 5/16", as is standard for gas side barbs) is required to hook the BeerGun up to CO2 line. On the CO2 side, you will need a way to split your CO2 so that one line goes to the keg through a gas disconnect, and the second goes to the BeerGun. This can be accomplished by using a two way manifold, or a wye splitter with two shutoff valves. Except for your chosen method of splitting CO2, the Blichmann BeerGun Accessory Kit comes with everything you need to connect your BeerGun to a keg. Note that if your way of splitting CO2 includes barbed fittings, you may need to remove the 1/4" flare attachment from one end of the CO2 line included in the BeerGun Accessory Kit and connect to the barb with a clamp.