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counter pressure bottler

Post by john luc » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:10 am

here is my latest counter pressure bottler,I call it Eigor,
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Re: counter pressure bottler

Post by john luc » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:13 am

Here is the back of it.
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Re: counter pressure bottler

Post by john luc » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:15 am

And yes it is the Wife's chopping boards along with a few bits I had left over from other projects.
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Re: counter pressure bottler

Post by Jocky » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:14 am

Interesting - what are the 4 different lines for?
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Re: counter pressure bottler

Post by john luc » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:08 pm

Left side is co2 in, right side has co2 out (burp) and a snift/ bleed off valve. Top is the beer in.
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Re: counter pressure bottler

Post by Kev888 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:27 pm

Ingenious use of standard items!

Is the counter-pressure pre-set in some way, or do you restrict the CO2 burp/outlet live with the tap(s)?
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Re: counter pressure bottler

Post by john luc » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:15 pm

I set the small plastic tap to bleed off at a slow rate and once it's set I leave it at that
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Re: counter pressure bottler

Post by Kev888 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:20 pm

Thanks. Seems like a nicely simple approach compared to some of the exotic valves I've seen used. Relatively easy to clean too if beer should ever get up there.
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Re: counter pressure bottler

Post by john luc » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:10 pm

Son of Eigor has being born. Its Green and all Electric,
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Re: counter pressure bottler

Post by john luc » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:12 pm

It first Evacuates, then adds C02, then opens to fill beer into bottle, then opens snift valve to slowly vent off counterpressure.
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Re: counter pressure bottler

Post by bryanferry » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:44 am

That is a thing of beauty. Massive step up from a carbonation bottling cap and a leaky hoses.

Please say you have the door bells wired up to give a fanfare at every filled bottle.
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Re: counter pressure bottler

Post by john luc » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:06 pm

Use the same jingle Ryanair use when they land on time :lol:
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Re: counter pressure bottler

Post by chris2012 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:05 pm

Ooh that's really cool.

I was wondering how it knows when to stop filling, but I presume you hold the button as long as you want to fill it for?

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Re: counter pressure bottler

Post by john luc » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:08 pm

Yes, I plan to put a light in to be able to see the bottle fill. An automatic stop valve would be handy though :-k
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Re: counter pressure bottler

Post by chris2012 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:26 pm

Regarding automatic stop valve:

I'm wondering if you could maybe use a load cell, to weigh the bottle, so if it's just below 500ml it cuts off.

Or you could maybe use 2 electrodes that normally measure infinite resistance, but which drops dramatically when beer is present.

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