Counterpressure Filler

SKU: 7206

Transfer chilled, carbonated beer from a keg to a bottle with minimal foaming and CO2 loss. Requires tubing kit (#7207), sold separately.

Availability: In stock


Counterpressure Filler


Counter-pressure bottling allows you to transfer chilled, carbonated beer from a keg to a bottle with minimal foaming and CO2 loss. This CPF has three valves - one to purge an empty beer bottle with CO2, one to control gas flow to push the beer, and one to control liquid flow of beer from keg to bottle. Includes complete instructions.

Needed but not included is the tubing kit (#7207) which connects the filler to any draft system with 1/4-inch MFL threaded connections.

Additional Information

Support Documents: Counterpressure Bottle Filler Manual

Customer Reviews

Works great, a little slow though Review by Bob
Was debating between this filler of a beer gun and went with this one since it will have the least amount of carbonation lost.

There is a learning curve with this as you figure out your pattern of which valves to open and close and when.

My first mistake was not tightening the sliding portion onto the filling tube resulting in gas leaking out from the top but it still worked ok. After I figured that out everything was as advertised.

Next the two main errors were leaving the co2 valve open while trying to fill which results in bubbles and then leaving the beer flow on when pulling the stopper out which results in a beer shower. By then end of two cases my wife and I had it down though. (Posted on 2/5/14)
18,000 Bottles and counting Review by Vsbc
A lot of the reviews about this filler are negative, if you want to fill carbonated beer into bottles, you should know how carbonated beer works first. It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools. I've bottled over 18,000 (yes, eighteen thousand) bottles of a variety of beers with this exact filler. I'll admit, the first day I bathed in porter, but I didn't give up. I slowed down and started from very low psi and worked up. I can do roughly 120 bottles per hour but, I know my beer and I am patient with my filler. I do know that it will run for ever. I now use Meheen fillers but I would not have them if it weren't for my CPF. Cheers! (Posted on 6/20/13)
Love it! Review by Andrew
Not for bottling one or two bottles. Plan on wasting a little the first bottle while you dial in your technique. Think of this as your beverage to sip on while you bottle the rest. Otherwise great! Can't wait to use a separate set of lines and use this for all of my buggy beers! (Posted on 12/25/12)
Perfect item Review by JeanRFT
Perfect item.
This is the best item i've both. (Posted on 2/7/12)
Great stuff! Review by sandman
If you want to compete this is a must have piece of equipment. If you bottle condition your beer you know the stewards or the person that inventories your beer on judge day is gonna be busy and will be rough handling all the beers. Then resulting in cloudy beer with yeast floaties. Not usually a big deal for a homebrewer but it is a competition. You want every point.
A counterpressure filler is a little tricky to use but once you have the techique down it's no problem. I always plan on messing up the first two bottles. So I always plan on drinking my first two beers on bottling day. There is a video on that goes step by step and really shows how easy it is after a little practice. Not only is this good for competition but it is good for guys who prefer kegging and just want to take a couple bottles camping or to a friends house where a growler isn't best suited. In short if the above situations apply to you need this filler. (Posted on 1/22/12)
Going to buy one Review by Max
I borrowed one and used it for 3 22oz bottles only. My first bottle foamed too.... realized I forgot to turn co2 valve off. Left it bubbling at the bottom of bottle. A mistake you only make once I suppose. After that it worked great. It's hard for me to give it back to my buddy but I showed the wife how it worked and she liked it too. So I'll buy one prob next payday!!!!!!!!! There are other design out there that look like the would be easier to use but I'll save the money and buy this one. It is pretty easy to use after the second bottle. Hope this helps someone!!!! P.S. thanks Northern Brewer for great products and even better customer service! (Posted on 6/2/11)
User error? Review by B
In response to Eric's post:
I have a counter pressure filler, and it doesn't foam like you're claiming. It could be possible that you are using too much or too little pressure. (Posted on 4/6/11)
Do not waste your money. Review by Eric
This is only marginally better than pouring directly into the bottle from the tap. You need about 4 hands to operate this thing properly and even when you do it still produces a lot of foam. Utterly disappointed. (Posted on 2/14/11)
Well made, needs better instructions...or an assembly video Review by Deidre
The item does what you need it to do, if you want to move away from bottling to primarily kegging. This allows you to bottle samples to carry with you or for competitions. It worked find and I had carbonated beer to give as a gift.

The major downside? The instructions. Most of the videos out there that show the use of the counter-pressure filler, never show putting all the pieces together and how they connect. This picture helps:

I would love for NB to create a video showing assembly and the additional parts you'll need. (I only had one party tap, and had to cut that off of the beer out connection I had, so that I could connect it to the bottle filler.) (Posted on 12/9/10)