Our Top 4 Beer Bottle Fillers You Can Buy

What exactly is a bottle filler? You might be able to recognize it by its other name, bottling wand. It is made from hard plastic in the shape of a long tube. The long end is open while the back end has a gravity valve, which controls all of the liquid that goes into the tube.

When the valve is closed, no liquid goes beyond that point. The tool is useful when filling out beer bottles. The brewer opens the valve, lets the beer pass through to fill up a bottle. Once the bottle is full, the valve is closed. The brewer then moves on to the next bottle and connects the bottle fillers to his siphon. A quality beer bottler is essential component of any top quality brew kit

Best Beer Bottling Equipment and Beer Bottling Machine Reviews

Product DescriptionUsers ScoreOverall Score
Buon Vino Super Automatic Bottle Filler

Buon Vino Super Automatic Bottle Filler

This bottle filler worked fine from the moment I took it out of the package. The durability of the valve is what ...

2 Spring Loaded Beer Bottle Filler

Spring Loaded Beer Bottle Filler

If you are using a carboy or a bucket, this would be the best filler for you. It has better control in bottling ...

3 Regular 5/16″ Auto-Siphon

Regular 5/16″ Auto-Siphon

One of the most reliable bottle filler a home brewer can work with. It only takes a single press and the valve lets ...

4 1 X Regular 5/16″ Auto Siphon with 8 feet of Tubing

1 X Regular 5/16″ Auto Siphon with 8 feet of Tubing

Home brewers will find it easy to work with this bottle filler. They need to pump it just a little to get it going. ...

In my years of brewing beer at Crooked Letter Brewing, I have used only the best bottle fillers to help me out. Here are the four best bottle filler for homebrew kit.


Buon Vino Super Automatic Bottle Filler

This bottle filler worked fine from the moment I took it out of the package. The durability of the valve is what makes the difference. It actually makes easy work of bottling more than 10 cases of beer in one day. The great thing about it is that once it starts rolling, there is nothing that can stop it. You only need to do a little adjustment before bottling begins. But once you get past that stage, it is all almost automatic.

Buon Vino Super Automatic Bottle Filler

Once you do that, you are certain that you are going to get great filling performance from it. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this technique works better with a vacuum pump.

Every time I make beer, I always get excited to bring out and use this bottle filler. It just makes the job easier. The job of filling bottles takes less time with this product compared to others. There is no comparison.

It does not matter what kind of pump the brewer uses, it still fills out bottles in a relatively fast manner. But there is a technique in using the product and maximizing its productivity. There has to be some pressure around the inlet area so it shuts off completely while it fills out a bottle.  This technique is done by lifting the carboy over the bottles. 

Once you do that, you are certain that you are going to get great filling performance from it. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this technique works better with a vacuum pump.

The only issue it has is when the carboy was down to its last 1/3 beer content. The brewer has to tilt it so the siphon can suck out the remaining beer.


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Spring Loaded Beer Bottle Filler

If you are using a carboy or a bucket, this would be the best filler for you. It has better control in bottling beer compared to others. It works effectively when bottling a consistent amount of liquid.

This filler is very easy to clean. All you need to do is remove it and wash. It does not have any history of leakage. This feature gives the brewer more beer to bottle. The filler works perfectly well with a tubing that measures 3/8 of an inch. You can attach a 3 inch tube and connect the filler on one end. You can take the valve of the bucket and attach it to the opposite. Put the bucket on a slightly raised platform and off you go. At this point you can sit back, relax and just push bottles against the filler.

Spring Loaded Beer Bottle Filler

If you are using a carboy or a bucket, this would be the best filler for you. It has better control in bottling beer compared to others. It works effectively when bottling a consistent amount of liquid.

This technique makes bottling beer faster yet it keeps its integrity by filling the bottles consistently.  The reason for this is that spills and splashes are kept at a minimum. It means that you get more beer into the bottles by volume. It works well with a manually operated siphon too.


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Regular 5/16″ Auto-Siphon

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One of the most reliable bottle filler a home brewer can work with. It only takes a single press and the valve lets the beer start to flow. It works just fine and could give the big boys a run for their money and even win out.

The 5/16 inch racks off beer and wine in a fast manner. That much opening could mean the difference if you are going to bottle a lot. Once you get it attached, the filler and the siphon work together in a seamless transfer of beer into the bottles. The transfer is mess-free procedure. It is the reason why some brewers prefer using this over any other filler.

Regular 5/16″ Auto-Siphon

One of the most reliable bottle filler a home brewer can work with. It only takes a single press and the valve lets the beer start to flow. It works just fine and could give the big boys a run for their money and even win out.

Aside from the integrity and consistency of its bottling ability, cleaning comes easy for this tool. With its size, it is easy to run water into it.

The ease of use allows the home brewer to save on time, save on beer, and save on effort. What this filler offers the home brewer is a chance to relax while bottling his home made beer. The filler works well with auto siphons.

There are some issues that come with it though. One that really stands out is that it does not come with a tube.


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1 X Regular 5/16″ Auto Siphon with 8 feet of Tubing

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Home brewers will find it easy to work with this bottle filler. They need to pump it just a little to get it going. Assembling it is probably the most difficult part in using it with the siphon. And that is just an easy thing to do.  

1 X Regular 5/16″ Auto Siphon with 8 feet of Tubing

Home brewers will find it easy to work with this bottle filler. They need to pump it just a little to get it going. Assembling it is probably the most difficult part in using it with the siphon. And that is just an easy thing to do.

What makes it more effective is to put it on an elevated area. This technique requires less human work from the brewer because gravity will take its path in getting the liquid into the bottles

Ease of cleaning is another aspect where this filler stands out. The ease of cleaning affords home brewers less effort. All that really needs to be done is to pump it with hot water. The water cleanses the inside walls of sticky sediments such as that of hops, grains and more. Another thing going for this filler is the long tubing and the reasonable price.

The only negative thing about this product is that it seems fragile.

These are the best homebrew kit beer filler. There are no clear cut winners here. The best thing to do for a home brewer is to choose depending on his needs.  But if picking a winner is a requirement, the Spring Loaded Beer Bottle Filler wins by a hairline. After all, it is the easiest to use among the four.

 

RobertCollins

About RobertCollins

Hey everyone, I’m Robert Collins - founder of Crooked Letter Brewing. I’ve been an avid brewer and beer enthusiast for the the last 10 years. I started this site to teach everyone how to create delicious beers and spirits in the comfort of their own home.

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