brewing innovation

BeerGun™

We all love the simplicity of kegging, but the oxygenation and foaming from bottling for transportation is an annoying inconvenience. Powered by patented Quiescent Flow Technology℠, the BeerGun™ takes aim at these common problems – purging a bottle with CO2 and filling it with minimal foam or carbonation loss. The BeerGun™ makes bottling as simple as pushing a purge valve and pulling a trigger for beer!

Features

We all love the simplicity and convenience of kegging, but bottling for transportation is an annoying inconvenience. We either deal with complicated counter-pressure (CP) fillers or put up with the oxygenation and foaming of filling from a tap ... or we just give up on bottling altogether. In true Blichmann Engineering fashion, the BeerGun™ takes aim at all of those common problems and easily solves them with high-quality design, expert engineering and intuitive ease of use.

Powered by Quiescent Flow Technology℠, this revolutionary new bottle filler eliminates the complicated, time-consuming operation and cleaning of traditional CP bottle fillers used to fill bottles from kegs while maintaining their primary function – purging a bottle with CO2 (no oxygen pickup) and filling it with minimal foaming and carbonation loss. Couple that with the auto-fill level – and the ability to fill bottles of any depth without modification – and this filler is a clear standout.

Quiescent Flow Technology℠ is so different and so easy to use that it’s another of our patented innovations! Our filler gradually reduces beer from keg pressure to atmospheric pressure with little turbulence, doing away with the complicated valving and cumbersome use of traditional CP filters. The result is a consistent bottle fill with little foaming and no oxygen pickup.

Foaming is caused predominantly by turbulence and sudden changes in pressure. The unique design of the BeerGun™ eliminates the need to pressurize the bottle by providing a non-throttling, quick-acting valve placed at the bottom of the filler stem and a beer-delivery system that is very low in turbulence. Competitors place their valve at the top of the filler, which forces the beer down an empty tube each time, kicking up foam along the way. Placing the valve at the bottom not only quickly immerses the valve in the beer but further reduces pressure change and turbulence, keeping the stem full of beer at all times. And because the beer is sealed in the filler stem when the BeerGun™ is removed from the bottle, it automatically provides a consistent bottle fill level.

These features, coupled with a CO2  jacketing tube for bottle purging and ergonomic valve actuators, makes filling bottles faster, intuitive, more accurate, and easier than ever! Because the BeerGun™doesn't require a pressurizing stopper, you can fill a bottle of any depth without buying different stem lengths or adding plastic hose extensions.

The BeerGun™ makes filling a bottle as simple as pushing a CO2 purge valve and pulling the trigger for beer!

  • One-handed intuitive operation.
  • Less complex than counter-pressure.
  • Everything that touches the beer is stainless.
  • Low-foaming.
  • Simple to clean and set up.
  • So easy you’ll actually enjoy bottling!
  • Great for kegs or bottling buckets.
  • Works for wine-makers, too.

 

 

Competition

Compare the BeerGun™ to the competition!

BeerGun™ Competitive Comparison

Feature
BeerGun™
More Beer CP
Foxx CP
Listerman CP (Phill's Philler)
Tap with hose
Stainless Construction
Y
N
N*
N
N
Low Foaming
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
CO2 Purging (no O2 Pickup)
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Can be Boiled for Sanitizing
Y
Y
Y
N**
Y
Auto-Fill Level
Y
N
N
N
N
Fill All Depth of Bottles
Y
N+
N
N
Y
One-Handed Operation
Y
N
N
N
N
Intuitive to Use
Y
N++
N
N
Y
Fast Bottle Filling
Y
N++
N
N
Y
Fast Setup
Y
N
N
N
Y
Fast Cleanup
Y
N
N
N
N***
 
 
 
 
 
 
CP is short for counter pressure
 
 
 
 
*  Optional feature
 
 
 
 
 
** Plastic valve cannot be boiled
 
 
 
 
*** Proper sanitation requires complete disassembly of tap

+ Requires addition of different-length hoses to bottom of filler

++ Better than traditional three-valve CP filler but not comparable to the BeerGun™

 

 

Manual

Click the link below to download a PDF of the current BeerGun™ product manual.

BeerGun_Owners_Manual-V5

FAQ

Why is the beer still foaming no matter what I try?

If you are experiencing foaming even after following the the tips in the troubleshooting guide, it is extremely likely and common that you have over-carbonated your beer.

Over-carbonated beer contains more CO2 in solution than is stable at the given pressure and temperature. Any change in pressure or increase in temperature will cause this excess CO2 to come out of solution, causing excessive foaming and gas bubbles in the beer line.

Therefore, when carbonating your beer, do not “speed-gas” it by applying more than the dispensing pressure. There is no way to control the amount of CO2 entering the beer using this method! Apply the correct amount of pressure (typically 8 to 12 PSI) and let it sit for a week or so to carbonate. If you do want to speed it along somewhat, you can roll/shake the keg, but never exceed the recommended pressure of 8 to 12 PSI for your desired carbonation level. Most homebrewing books contain carbonation charts. If you believe you have over-carbonated your beer, you may be able to reduce the carbonation level over several days by pulling the pressure relief valve on the top of the keg to vent the gas. Do this several times per day until you have vented the excess carbonation.

Where do I get replacements if I've lost the rubber valve seat or the little clip?

Please contact your retailer. They should have these parts in stock. If not, they can special order them for you.

Why is beer spraying out of the elbow?

This is a simple fix. You have crossed the beer and the CO2 lines. The beer goes into the smaller tube sticking out of the elbow. The CO2 goes into the brass push-button valve.

Why does the little rubber valve keep slipping off?

Inspect your valve seat to make sure there isn't a tear where it affixes to the little clip. If there is, replace the seat. Also, it is not necessary to push down firmly on the end of the BeerGun™ when filling a bottle. This is the most common source of the seat slipping off of the clip. Lastly, you can "glue" the seat in place with a dab of silicone sealant. However, this precludes you from removing it for sanitizing.