As I posted on HomeBrewTalk this week:
The beer gun arrived yesterday.
I’m glad that I spent the extra $20 on the accessory kit. It had everything I needed. Unless you have tubing, flange connectors, ball lock connectors and other nuts and bolts just laying around, it would be a pain to remove all of that from my kegerator setup so the accessory kit was perfect.
Also, it says on instructions you need a dual output CO2 regulator. I had that but, since I’m usually a multiple keg setup, this works as well – http://www.midwestsupplies.com/4-way-co2-distributor-5-16.html. So my splitter or dual regulator. The only thing that’s good about me having the dual regulator is that i can do a higher PSI for the O2 purge on the beer gun and another for the bottle fill. That was nice.
Moving on, it was a slow start but eventually, I got a rythym. In 3 hours, I brewed a Belgian Saison and while that was boiling / cooling / siphoning to primary, I filled 12, 1-litre swing tops of my 12.5% barley wine, another 10 22-ounce bombers of my smoked chocolate imperial stout and finished up with 3, 2 litre swing top growlers full of my previous Belgian Saison.
This freed up these three kegs (some were half empty) for some other beers and I can let that stout and barleywine age for a few months before I enjoy them.
So, $100 for the beer gun + $150 for the regulator + $50+/- in bottles but it’s all reusable.
Thought I’d post that for guys that have kegs but want to bottle things for friends, parties or competitions. This is pretty nice.