A quick and easy way to fill growlers or bottles from a beer faucet. The chrome-plated fitting slides easily into our standard chrome and stainless steel faucets (K155, K073, K021, also those used on our draft towers). The tubing measures 1 foot in length. Not compatible with Perl, Perlick, or other faucets.
The Growler Filler: Feeding the Beer Beast
As every home brewer knows, there are two moments that define every batch of beer. The first is when you drink it, and the second is when you bottle it. Most people have little problem with the drinking part, but the bottling part is often ripe with hassle. Everyone knows the drill: you carefully sanitize a few dozen beer bottles. You soap them, you rinse them, you dry them and you pray that there’s nothing funky stuck to the bottom. When all is said and done, you're rinsing them out and looking for a place to store them until you finish your next batch.
But the bottle isn’t the only way to store and pour your homegrown brew. Just ask any home brewer with a healthy love of ale and a hearty constitution, and he'll tell you to go big or go home. Why not consider kegging your beer and taking it to go with a Growler? And just what is a Growler? To the untrained eye, it can appear as just a handled glass jar. But with the proper tools, it's a jar capable of carrying anywhere from half a gallon to two whole liters of your latest inebriation creation.
That's right. Rather than cleaning and storing an endless supply of bottles, you can keep your beer safe in a keg and simply fill a growler whenever you and your friends need a pint. All you need is at least one Growler and a handy little device known as a “Growler Filler.” There are a number of different gadgets that go by this name, but all of them are designed to allow you to fill your Growlers straight from the tap while virtually eliminating the risk of spillage. This way you’ll get the speed of a bar tap pull without risking having to mop up any of your precious cargo. Most Growler Fillers employ a six inch to two foot tube that attaches to the tap and fills the growler from the bottom up. Some even have a trigger device at the bottom that allows you to cut off the flow of beer at the last possible second for maximum capacity.
Though growler fillers are available at most beer stores, you'll find that ours is afford ably priced, made of strong ,durable material - assisting you to keep enough fresh brew on hand for all your thirsty friends.
- Worked well for me Review by Shellie
- Perfect for Growlers Review by Chris
- Works well for growlers, less well on bottles Review by Justin
I've tried using it with 22 oz or other larger bottles, and it's doesn't work quite as well, mostly due to the foam taking up a larger portion of the bottle space.
The only thing that keeps it from 5 stars from me is that once in a while, bubbles appear inside the line while I'm pouring. I'm not sure if it's air getting into the faucet and line somehow or CO2, but the bubbles are larger, so it's probably not just CO2 coming out of solution. I don't mind if it's air because I'm going to drink the beer soon, so I don't care about oxidation. The problem is that it makes more foam. It's definitely not a deal-breaker though. (Posted on 7/20/12)