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KEG804

Deluxe Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

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Description

We think our Counter Pressure Bottle Filler is the best on the market, and the Deluxe Counter Pressure Filler takes a proven design to the next level by adding a pressure gauge for monitoring bottle pressure and flared connections for easy cleaning.


The gauge on this counter pressure bottle filler allows you to know the pressure in your bottle, an incredibly handy feature. The flared connections allow for easy cleaning as you can connect on or disconnect your lines in a matter of seconds. Traditionally these lines can be difficult to sanitize because they were permanently connected with hose clamps.

Still has all the great feature of our original
All Stainless Construction (except for a brass backing on the pressure gauge)
A true Counter Pressure Filler (for less foaming)
Easy to use Stainless 3-way ball valve on top
Adjustable Stainless pressure release on side
Flushes bottle from the bottom not the top


What is a Counter Pressure Filler? If you currently carbonate and store your homebrew in kegs, you can use a counter pressure filler to bottle beer directly from your kegs. One huge advantage of this method is that since you are bottling already carbonated, clear beer, there will be no sediment at the bottom of your bottles.

Counter pressure filling is how a brewery bottles beer. The bottle is under pressure while the carbonated beer flows in. Because the interior of the bottle is pressurized there is minimal loss of the CO2 in solution. The opposite of filling under pressure is when you pour a beer into a pint glass where CO2 erupts out of solution creating all that foam. Great in your glass but not good when you are trying to bottle carbonated beer. Our counter pressure filler mimics a single filling head on a professional bottling line, a concept that we all know works very, very well.


Features While some models flush the bottle from the top and fill from the bottom, our unit features a special valve that allows CO2 and beer to flow down the same stainless tube, directly to the bottom of the bottle. First CO2 flows down into the bottom of the bottle to flush from the bottom up. Next you switch the valve position and beer flows down the same tube, filling from the bottom up. The result is a more effective purging of oxygen and no foam during the filling process - not to mention that the whole thing takes one-hand to operate! Why hope that you flushed your bottle properly using a type of beer gun, when you can know for sure that you have created the best environment for your beer to be stored at by using a Counter Pressure Bottle Filler?

More Details
The unit is inserted into the bottle in the off position. The valve is then turned to CO2 to flush the bottle and then to beer for filling. The adjustable pressure relief on the side of the unit allows you control the speed of fill by adjusting the pressure in the bottle. The valve is positioned in such a way that it is easy to use with one hand, while the other holds the bottle. This model is designed for 12oz bottles but can easily be extended to accommodate larger bottles, such as 22oz, with a small piece of 1/4" tubing.

Setting Your PSI Pressure

Before you counter pressure fill a bottle make sure you are satisfied with the carbonation level and flavor. The goal for counter pressure bottle filling is to store your beer in the most sanitary and clean environment possible so when you get ready to share your homebrew its presentation is perfect when you go to pour.

An ideal set point to set your PSI level on your regulator is 10-14 psi. This range is dependent upon the temperature of your beer and the carbonation level. We recommend you start at a lower pressure around 10psi for the first 2-3 bottles to make sure you get everything dialed in before committing to filling a whole case.

Make sure your keg is always kept cold. If your keg warms up you will have foaming issues. 

 
Item # KEG804
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - Out Of Stock
Weight 2 LBS
Community Q&A

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Why did you choose this?
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This was a impluse buy.
STEPHEN MCLAUGHLIN on Sep 17, 2021
to fill champaign bottles with cider
Gary A. W on Aug 16, 2021
This was a impluse buy.
STEPHEN MCLAUGHLIN on Sep 17, 2021
I like the single head fill options.
Paul B on Aug 21, 2021
to fill champaign bottles with cider
Gary A. W on Aug 16, 2021
I've used and liked it.
Paul B on Aug 5, 2021
Louisiana Homebrew store recommendation
Valued C on Jun 12, 2021
Son wants it for birthday
Louise G on May 4, 2021
need to bottle some beer
William O on Apr 29, 2021
need it urgently
Gabriel Masis B on Apr 15, 2021
bottle a sparkling rose
Jared B on Apr 13, 2021
Homebrew group recommended
Harvey D on Feb 28, 2021
Soda bottling
Carl T on Feb 8, 2021
Concluded this was the best choice for keg to bottle filling.
Mark M on Jan 13, 2021
best reasonable products
An s on Jan 13, 2021
I need to bottle beer.
Joel G on Dec 3, 2020
Looked better than the Northern Brewer bottle filter.
Max on Sep 24, 2020
filling bottles!
Joe S on Jul 24, 2020
To bottle some of my kegged beer to take along
Shane H on Apr 8, 2020
Replacing a unit on 4 head system
Rick H on Mar 7, 2020
best on the market
Giovanni V on Jan 27, 2020
Improve bottling
Nelson L on Jan 20, 2020
Recommended
Eric B on Jan 13, 2020
GIFT
LAURANN S. C on Dec 14, 2019
i need to fill bottles from a keg
Jim H on Nov 30, 2019
This is the best option on the market for home brewing.
Seth B on Nov 25, 2019
It works
john c on Nov 23, 2019
need one
David S on Nov 20, 2019
It was on my son's Christmas list.
Jan O on Oct 31, 2019
Regulator
James K on Oct 23, 2019
After research this seemed like the best choice
Carol W on Oct 22, 2019
Best reviews of any bottle filler
James F on Oct 1, 2019
Request of head brewer
Ghostfish Brewing C on Aug 28, 2019
Wanted to my beer!
Gregory W on May 29, 2019
Customer reviews
John M on May 23, 2019
Looking for low O2 Packaging solution
Fred H on Feb 8, 2019
currently carbonating my homebrew by sugar priming, want to take my homebrew to next level
Steven L on Jan 3, 2019
It was on my son's Christmas wish list
Guest on Nov 28, 2018
bottling from keg
Patrick S on Nov 17, 2018
Bottling carbonated beverages from a corny keg.
William H on Oct 25, 2018
For Brewing
Valued C on Sep 29, 2018
want to fill bottles with minimal beer loss
Michael c on Sep 26, 2018
Need it to make bottling easier.
Have used one before. Works well.
Ryan J on Aug 17, 2018
For faster filling
Juan F Vallejo Z on Aug 17, 2018
its amazing for filling bottles for GABF
Thomas V on Jul 26, 2018
So I could build a four head bottler
Uncommon Cider C on Jul 19, 2018
good review
James D S on Jul 14, 2018
good reviews
martin k on Jun 29, 2018
Look at different ones but like this one the best
Brian G on Jun 12, 2018
Needed a good bottle filler for samples
Stanley F on Jun 12, 2018
To fill bottles for selling specialty beer
Nancy J K on Jun 5, 2018
I like the single head fill options.
Paul B on Aug 21, 2021
I've used and liked it.
Paul B on Aug 5, 2021
Can you dump the entire deluxe model with pressure gauge in star-san without damaging gauge?
Jeff Nash on Oct 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jeff - The regulator should not be exposed or dunked in liquid.
Iis the keg itself hooked up to a separate CO2 line?
Steve P on Jul 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Steve - Yes, the keg will need it's own line. However we offer KEG803 as an accessory kit that supersedes this.
Counter Pressure Accessory Package - Ball Lock
Counter Pressure Accessory Package - Ball Lock
Can I use this to bottle "uncarbonated" beer?
Wayne Tourigny on Feb 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can. I’d recommend adding the priming sugar to the beer in some sort of vessel that can handle pressure like a corny keg then using it just like you would with carbonated beer. You won’t get any foaming like you would with carbonated beer but you will be able to reduce oxygen in the bottle and headspace.
So what's the best way to clean this filler? Can I just circulate sanitizer through it, or do I need to disassemble it after use?
Nathan Lazur on May 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I've used mine to bottle about a dozen 5g batches. I remove the hoses and submerge the entire CPB Filler in my bottle sanitizing tub for a couple minutes then I turn the valve though all the positions and dunk and drain several times. I do this immediately after filling so that no beer dries on or inside the filler. I observe the inside of the tubing and the valve connections to make sure there is no residue build-up. It still looks as clean as it did out of the box.
I've watched your video on the "non" deluxe filler and see that the PRV is used to allow purge of CO2, then allow beer to "flow" out to ensure proper fill level with some foam to cap. Is this an issue with the deluxe filler that liquid is passing by/thru the pressure gauge? Should you not allow beer to completely foam out of the PRV with this model?
Tim J on Mar 23, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The PRV keeps pressure on the bottle the whole time. If your beer is cold and properly carbed and you know how to use this properly (adjust the PRV against the pressure coming in), you should be able to fill without waste coming out of the PRV. But, in the real world things aren't always perfect. So yes, you will occasionally get beer coming up and out the PRV. It can be messy and not idea, so what we did is add a tee where the PRV is and add a valve pointing down. That way if a beer is unruly we can gently crack the valve and let beer out in a more controlled manner. But, in theory if you're good with the filler this shouldn't be needed.
What is the height of this article?
BEST ANSWER: Hello Carlos, the height of this item is about 13''.
What size are the hose barbs?
Charlie Martell on Jan 15, 2018
Deluxe Counter Pressure Bottle Filler
Deluxe Counter Pressure Bottle Filler
Counter Pressure Bottle Filler
Counter Pressure Bottle Filler
BEST ANSWER: The Beer barb is 3/16". Gas barb is 5/16".
I'm struggling to use this. The instructions are too vague for me for a first time user. Can someone walk me through this like I'm in kindergarten?
Kelly Ewell on Jun 8, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We have made a very good walkthrough video that is up on our website and on youtube. One of our staff members demonstrates and talks through and shows the entire process in a real kitchen.
What size are the o-rings? I lost one and need to get a replacement. Also does anyone have assembly instructions? A friend dissasembled mine and don't know how to correctly put it back together =(
Miguel Angel Cruz Sanchez on Apr 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The o-rings used in the counter pressure bottle filler are 8 mm outer diamter and 6 mm inner diameter. These o-rings are not listed on our site but if you contact our customer service department, they should be able to send you replacements if you reference part number H923.

Customer Service can be reached at 1-800-600-0033 or by email at info@moreflavor.com
Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
55 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Easy to Use
Well constructed. Works perfectly to transfer beer from the keg to the bottle.
April 5, 2021
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Took some tinkering to make it work
3-way valve and outlet line were both a bit loose and leaky as received, but easily tightened. Relief valve would not seal; had to put a spacer behind the internal spring to make it tighter. Worked better once foam got into it. Finally, I had to extend the 3/8" diameter portion of the downcomer to work with the short-format (Sierra Nevada style) bottles. The dimensions appear correct only for long-neck bottles. Finally got it working and finished my bottling run. Only took a foam bath once. Overall carbonation was lower than ideal, but I did not try to push it on the first run.
March 1, 2021
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
works like a champ
If you're serious about bottling the freshest beer this is the only bottle filler made that does it right. Simply purges all oxygen out of the bottle and transfers beer from the keg under control CO2 pressure. I've had been last two years because of this filler.

If you're entering homebrew competitions this filler is for the serious homebrewer.
February 10, 2021
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Una gran herramienta para embotellar rápido y con calidad
November 27, 2020
Purchased
10 months ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Caution
Surprised with the overall ratings on this. I expected this to be a straightforward tool but I was wrong. Instructions were useless, every fitting was loose, check valve does nothing. Been home brewing for a long time and fairly handy but not a mechanic and this gave me trouble. Lots of beer lost and paper towels used to clean up the mess. Less than thrilled with my purchase.
July 30, 2020
Rated 4 out of 5
Expensive, but necessary for high-carb bottling
It took a while for me to get the hang of this, but once I did, I was able to slowly and carefully bottle home made soda from my keg without losing much carbonation. There were some pieces of teflon thread tape that made it into one of my bottles, so make sure you run clean water and turn all the valves at pressure to clean out before bottling. The side attachment where the pressure relief valve and pressure meter attaches has some movement (it's not solid), but I'm not sure if that's by design.

I also bought the Counter Pressure Accessory Package with the ball-lock attachment (KEG803). The original gas line that came with my keg was 1/4” ID, 1/2” OD, but the gas line that came with the accessory package was 5/16” ID, 9/16” OD. So, the T adapter that came with it was very difficult to attach onto my smaller gas line, but I managed to stretch my skinnier tubing onto the T and get it to work. I may eventually replace my original gas line with the larger 5/16" ID tubing, but I worry that the fittings that attach to my CO2 tank would not work without being replaced also.

It does feel a little expensive for what you get, and it does take some time to get used to, but I'm now bottling home made sodas and preserving the highest carbonation level I've ever been able to capture previously using my poor man's beer gun (racking cane with stopper plugged into the picnic tap).
July 6, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Not the quality I expected
Some nice features (3way valve, quick connect barbed fittings) but very poor connections between valve body and fill stem and between fill stem and gauge assembly. They appear to be compression fittings that should take conical gaskets, but instead were sealed (or not) with two black rubber o-rings for each fitting, placed in tandem. This arrangement made a very floppy attachment at both places and seemed destined to leak. I fixed with a 1/4” brass “olive” ferrule as a spacer and one o-ring, stuff I had on hand, but as the filler was shipped, it was not acceptable.
June 30, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Blows last straw out of the water.
A true counter pressure bottle filler. Recommend having a friend assist so as you fill the bottles they can cap them but overall very happy with this.
January 20, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Simple reliable bottling
I've used mine to bottle about a dozen 5g batches into 1L bottles. It is simple to use, well built and reliable.
May 21, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best tool to have to fill beer bottles
Like it a lot, easy to use and the bottles get a lot o pressure.
December 26, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago