Bottling from a Fermzilla gen3 - possible without CO2 tanks?

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Jun 15, 2023
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Hi folks - hope all well. I'm currently looking into investing in the Fermzilla gen 3.2 with pressure brewing kit, after 16 or so brews using basic plastic buckets (very happy with what I've made, but keen to level up). I see the malt miller has a good deal, and keen to snap up if a sensible purchase.

My logic for this is 1. I'd like to make pilsner and don't have space for lagering pre-bottle (so would like to be able to brew under pressure), 2. I would like to be able to remove some of the trub as I don't use a secondary fermentor and think this is occasionally impacting my beer, 3. As my house gets cold, a wrap-around heating unit will likely be better than my heating pad at the moment and 4. In time I'd like to get into oxygen free transfer.

At the moment I'm not in a position to buy CO2 canisters, bottling guns and the like (that would be my ideal set up as I'd like to be able to send hazy IPA to friends). So my question is, is there any way to bottle from a Fermzilla (I typically use a bottling wand connected to my plastic bucket and rely on gravity, and have used a siphon in the past but I'm not sold on it due to oxygen/sploshing), without CO2 canisters aiding with the process? Or should I just wait until I'm in a position to buy canisters/bottling gun etc.?

Much appreciated in advance!

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