Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How To Use Counter Pressure Filler

By Maria Thomas

Just like most of the brewing activities done from home, the first step is ensuring that all the bottles and equipment are cleaned and sanitized. If you are using the counter pressure filler for the bottles, then this can be easily sanitized by opening all the valves up and submerging the product into a sanitizer solution. Once you do this, you need to let it rest if the solution for a few minutes. Get the product out, and blow the sanitizer solution using carbon monoxide.

Step two should be gathering all the caps and the bottles that shall be used and make sure you have a copper with you. At this time you need to have the beer already carbonated to reduce the foam and subject it to close to thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure the bottles rest on a tray to clear any splashes.

Also if you are looking forward to reducing the foam, then you can put the containers in the freezer. This cold atmosphere will go a long way in making sure that the foam is lessened.

After this process then you need to make sure all the three valves that are connected to the beer, the gas, and the liquid are tightly closed. When connecting you should always start by connecting the fluid first, followed by the gas and the keg should be the late one. If you are brewing for the first time you need to take your time and follow all the steps slowly otherwise a slight mistake will cover your face with beer. Nothing should be rushed as you also need to ensure the bottle is not filled with foam only.

Make sure that you disconnected the beer when it is connected to the carbon monoxide. Instead, you should pull the relief until the hissing sound is over. Then you will connect the filler in the bottle on its neck and continue the filling.

The next step is opening the gas slowly allowing the container that you are filing to get to the same level of pressure as the keg. You will know this has happened when you do not hear any hissing noise. Open the bleed valve slightly; this will help in purging oxygen from the bottle and getting CO2 inside. The valve should be left open for about ten seconds.

After the air is in the bottles, then you will have to close the blend valve. This gives the bottle time to pressurize. And this to take place you has to ensure that the gas valve is closed. When you are done with the gas, make sure the liquid valve is opened fully; however, no beer will get in as the bottle has equal pressure with the keg. Always make certain that the pressure requirements are met. It makes it easy and get the products to the best levels.

Once the bottle is filled close the three valves and cap the bottle. You might notice some foam; this is nothing to worry about since it will help in the prevention of oxidization of beer. The next thing is to repeat the procedure again filling the number of bottles that you want. After you are done, disconnect everything and store the remaining product when dry so that it does not get any mold or bacteria.

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