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Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler
KEG880

Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

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Description

  • The Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler is an all-new, easy-to-use bottling device!
  • Allows you to perfectly bottle beer from a forward-sealing beer faucet without CO2 loss
  • Purge bottles and headspace with CO2 to keep oxygen out, prolonging the life of your beer
  • Perfect for bottling for competitions, sending bottles home with friends, or to take on the go!
  • Easy to setup and super easy clean.
  • For a Duotight-compatible filler, check out the NukaTap Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

The Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler is the best way to quickly and easily fill bottles of homebrew directly from your draft system. No need to mess with alternate liquid lines or other complex contraptions. Just slide the Tapcooler into any forward sealing faucet (such as a Perlick, Intertap, or Nukatap) hook up a CO2 line, and you're ready to roll. Whether you're filling bottles for a competition or just grabbing a couple to share with your friends, the Tapcooler is quick and easy to use, and will help maintain the flavor, aroma, and carbonation level of your beer so it tastes the same out of the bottle as it would out of the tap.

A counter pressure bottle filler is the best tool for bottling, as the bottle is under pressure while the carbonated beer flows in, which results in a minimal loss of the CO2 in solution.

The Tapcooler improves upon the standard counter pressure filler, as it plugs directly into your draft faucet. Other counter pressure solutions require you to hook up a separate liquid line, which is not something standard draft systems have setup and requires additional time to prep. With the Tapcooler, you can have it setup and ready to go in less than a minute! The Tapcooler design is also advantageous because after you are done filling the bottle, it stays in place hooked up to your faucet while other fillers require you to set the unit aside and pick it back up again for the next bottle.

Connecting your CO2 line is also a snap. You can either hook up directly with a 3/16" push-fit line, or connect your line to the included barb fitting. You can also purchase the gas ball lock adapter (KEG881), which gives you the ability to attach a gas-in disconnect directly to the filler unit. We highly recommend picking up this optional accessory!

The Tapcooler is designed to fill beer and CO2 from the bottom of the bottle through the telescoping bottle connection tube. First CO2 flows down into the bottom of the bottle to flush from the bottom up. Next you open the tap and beer flows down the same tube, filling from the bottom up. The result is a more effective purging of oxygen and little to no foam during the filling process.

The telescoping bottle connection tube allows you to fill bottles as small as 4.5" tall and up to 12.5" tall. You can fill taller bottles with the Tapcooler, but the tube will not reach the bottom of the bottle, which can lead to some splashing. When filling wide mouth containers, a bottle stopper of suitable size and with a 9 mm hole can be used as an adapter.

The filler features a push button CO2 purge valve, which allows you to purge the bottle of oxygen before and after filling. It also includes an adjustable pressure relief valve, giving you the ability to change the filling speed. The pressure relief valve also acts as an overflow port for excess beer or foam to escape when filling.

One of the best features of the Tapcooler is that it's super easy to clean. Cleaning other bottle fillers can be a chore and take lots of time. The Tapcooler comes apart easily and allows you to clean all parts effectively and easily after each use.

All metal parts that come into contact with your beer are made from 304 stainless steel. The barb and ball lock CO2 adapters are made of aluminum.

Finally, the Tapcooler comes chock full of optional accessories that will adapt your filler perfectly to your setup. See the "You Might Also Need" section below for list of accessories!

Forward-Sealing Faucet Compatibility
Tapcooler fits Intertap, Nukatap, Ultratap, Vent-Matic, and Perlick 600 series faucets. These fillers can be converted to fit Perlick 500 series with the optional tap connector (KEG887). Cannot be used with ventilated beer taps, i.e. non-forward sealing beer taps.

Features:

  • Hooks up directly to any forward sealing faucet for quick and easy use.
  • Quick setup and easy maintenance.
  • Perfect for bottling for competitions, sending bottles home with friends, or just to have some bottles on the go!
  • A range of accessories are offered for more range and easier use!
  • Purge bottles with CO2 before and after filling for longer lasting beer!
  • Pressure relief valve allows for control over filling speed and allows excess foam to escape for the perfect pour every time!
  • Made from 304 stainless steel
  • Easy to use and clean!

 

Item # KEG880
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.35 LBS
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To fill beer from tap
Bobby C on Aug 13, 2022
Bottle beer off Perlick taps
Michael M K on Aug 5, 2022
To fill beer from tap
Bobby C on Aug 13, 2022
Its a replacement for the one we already have.
Sean M on Aug 6, 2022
Bottle beer off Perlick taps
Michael M K on Aug 5, 2022
Bottling Sparkling wine from a keg
Joel J on Aug 4, 2022
To be able to bottle beer from my kegerator
William W on Aug 2, 2022
Filling beer for GABF competition
roger a on Jul 22, 2022
Positive reviews
Marcelo S on Jul 20, 2022
So my friends can come get beers to take home from my taps
Martin L on May 23, 2022
because I'm going to be filling up bottles
Thomas E on May 12, 2022
I need it
Andrey S on Apr 22, 2022
to fill beer bottles silly goose
Nicolas Proctor on Mar 23, 2022
Because it looked fun
Michael P on Mar 12, 2022
Great to pair with my new keezer and great reviews.
Bryan D C on Mar 10, 2022
To fill bottles from a keg.
Robert H on Feb 10, 2022
keeping oxygen out of bottles
Joshua B on Jan 28, 2022
I would like to bottle from keg and this looked like the best fit.
Todd on Dec 31, 2021
Want to fill bottles from tap.
Karl G on Dec 31, 2021
Because of apparent simplicity and ease of use and simple cleaning.
Matt L on Dec 29, 2021
Switched to keg setup finally
Brittany A on Dec 29, 2021
Good reviews
Sean S on Dec 25, 2021
husband wanted it
tommie k on Dec 18, 2021
My son wants it
Julie V M on Dec 9, 2021
Easier bottling from my keezer faucets.
Bruno D on Dec 4, 2021
It is the best way to bottle off a keg
Micheal Platt on Nov 30, 2021
Easy to use and good rating
Christopher Lee T on Nov 29, 2021
Best bottle filler on the market hands down!
Patrick B on Nov 29, 2021
What son requested
Lorraine M on Nov 24, 2021
Gift
JANELLE J on Nov 24, 2021
Son asked for it
Barbara D on Nov 20, 2021
Christmas gift
Laurie D on Nov 19, 2021
My husband wanted it, he makes a lot of beer.
Erin J on Nov 18, 2021
Tired of filling growlers/bottles with foam
Patrick C on Nov 17, 2021
convenience
WILLIAM POLSKOY on Nov 15, 2021
Easy completion bottle filling
Matthew B on Nov 2, 2021
Wanted to bottle small amounts to take to friends house.
Chris P on Oct 13, 2021
To fill bottles from my kegerator
John P on Sep 29, 2021
For bottling
Matthew H on Sep 29, 2021
Good reviews and lots of accessories available.
Izzy Britton on Sep 21, 2021
I've used other bottle filters and I will give this a try. It is less cumbersome
Salazar, E on Aug 31, 2021
Best way to bottle if you have forward sealing taps
Mark S on Aug 17, 2021
internet
Srdjan A O on Aug 16, 2021
To fill bottles for comps
Joseph Dauria on Aug 5, 2021
Simple and minimal equipment
Joseph T on Aug 4, 2021
I wanted a quick and easy use solution for bottle-filling.
RJ Jundt on Jul 10, 2021
It is a gift
Sharon S on Jul 6, 2021
ease of filling bottles
Douglas Y on Jun 21, 2021
Because my husband took a picture of it, so I figured it was a good gift option
Katherine S on Jun 11, 2021
Done priming bottles and plan to bottle directly from keg. This is a simple easy to use and clean tool.
Timothy F on Jun 10, 2021
Sharing homebrew
James M on Jun 3, 2021
Easier bottling
Adam S on May 29, 2021
Its a replacement for the one we already have.
Sean M on Aug 6, 2022
Bottling Sparkling wine from a keg
Joel J on Aug 4, 2022
Can't seem to get pressure release valve to work, like at all. Have to burp the bottle after O2 purge then beer only fills up about 1" up the bottle. I'm using the ball lock adapter and about 10 psi from the tank. Any suggestions?
William George on Aug 17, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I fill my bottles w/ at least 12psi from the tank. Regarding the stuck PRV, disassemble all parts (turn knob, spring, pin and gasket), then wet everything w/ some sanitizer. The stuck valve happened to me as well between each bottle filling session. Disassembly and sanitizer wetting is now a regular pre-flight check before each bottle fill session.
I only have one CO2 line off of my regulator. Can I take the C02 line off of my keg and onto the Tapcooler, or do I need a second line for this to work?
Micky B. on Jul 27, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Personally, I added a T just after the regulator. Then I found I don't use it. You can fill just fine without even hooking up the CO2 input to the Tapcooler. Thought experiment: Assume bottle is 100% full of oxygen. As the beer fills, this will displace the oxygen. Between the time you remove the Tapcooler from the bottle and actually seal the cap, more than enough CO2 will have been released from the beer to displace any remaining O2 in the neck.

So what is the reason for the Tapcooler? The counterpressure filling. Keeps foaming to a minimum and releases as little carbonation as possible.
What size bottle mouth will this fit? Plastic soda bottle? Growler?
ted schurman on Jan 30, 2022
BEST ANSWER: It works best on standard 12 oz bottles. It will work with some of the imported 750mL and other sizes too, but if your kegerator doesn't have a tall enough tap tower, you won't be able to slip the inflexible metal straw into the bottle. You probably won't be able to form a good seal on a growler.
Can the tapcooler be boiled?
dustin striplin on Jul 20, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I wanted to use this for canning both clean and funky beer and I asked the company if it could be pressure cooked and they said some of the components wouldn't handle it. Not sure about being boiled though, I would reach out to them directly.
Reviews

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Rated 4 out of 5
Good buy for bottling on the go from a keg
At first it was a bit disappointing but after a bit of research and video watching I figured it out. Still working on the finesse of it but all in all a great addition to my setup. Instructions could be a tiny bit more detailed. Would like a fitting that worked with cheeper taps but the hookup for direct keg setup works well too. Definitely worth the price.
August 2, 2022
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome
This thing is great. I used to use a faucet adapter and hose to fill bottles. This is compact and comes in its own storage case. Because it's a counter pressure filler, there is very little head, allowing for a controlled, full fill. Love it!
August 1, 2022
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This is the bomb.
I love the device, I would rather be able to buy the replacement parts through you instead of your supplier.
December 13, 2021
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
pressure leaks
I actually like this product, its compactness and ease of use, pretty slick, but have had one problem: the pressure relief valve on my unit leaks pressure most of the time. I can still use it by keeping a finger over the valve outlet, restricting the pressure manually, but you want that extra hand free sometimes; sometimes when you least expect to. I remove and sanitize the innards of the valve between infrequent uses, and have tried keg lube on the rubber, so it does occasionally and inexplicably hold the pressure, but on those occasions it tends to get temporarily stuck closed. I didn't get a helpful resolution from the company when I inquired.
December 7, 2021
Rated 5 out of 5
Easily bottle off your taps.
Having moved to kegging long ago, it is nice to be able to bottle off your beer from your existing taps.
November 18, 2021
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Works great, once you get it going.
I think this tool is fantastic, but plan on a couple practice bottles to get started due to the foam. Once you get the rhythm down, you are home free. The small profile, quick use and easy cleaning are paramount. I would not go in any other direction for filling growlers or bottles at home.
November 2, 2021
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best filler period
This counter pressure bottle filler is amazing . Skip the beer gun and all the other fillers out there and buy this one .
Super easy to use , easy to clean .. and it fills like the pros
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October 12, 2021
Purchased
12 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy counter pressure bottle filler
This Tapcooler is by far the best and easiest way to fill bottles or growlers. It took me a couple tries to dial it in. I've used other counter pressure filters and this is the easiest
September 22, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
1 person operation, just works
I haven't used any other counter-pressure fillers, but based on a few reviews, I elected to get this one specifically for a project to bottle a couple hundred beers. I did my first test bottlings last night and it worked great!

I think the easiest way to set the pressure relief knob is by sealing an empty bottle on, triggering the gas purge, and turning the knob until gas just starts to leak through. Then you can open the tap handle and adjust the knob to go faster if needed.

I would like to find out how to keep the small amount of foam on top of the liquid from spraying out the pressure relief valve when the bottle reaches full. And bottling is never a perfectly clean process, so I laid down a towel and put a bucket under the filler to catch the drips, which made clean up super easy.
August 31, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Works like a charm after initial cleaning
Definitely recommend practicing with some star san or water in a keg before beer to get the hang of it. After some very simple troubleshooting with the PRV (took it apart and cleaned it) it works like a charm. The ball lock adapter is a must have.
August 19, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago