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I have tapcooler and really like it. I often bottle 10 plus at a time and find it quick and easy. Like most things practice makes perfect but it's not hard to use
 

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I've got a bit of a bonus recently which I'd like to put towards homebrewing (of course!) so was thinking of getting an itap as well. I can use the itap for the majority of my bottles which are glass, but can use the tapcooler for the rest. If I go ahead with this, I'll buy the itap off aliexpress too. This would still be cheaper than buying an itap and the right fittings for different bottles.
 
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I've got a bit of a bonus recently which I'd like to put towards homebrewing (of course!) so was thinking of getting an itap as well. I can use the itap for the majority of my bottles which are glass, but can use the tapcooler for the rest. If I go ahead with this, I'll buy the itap off aliexpress too. This would still be cheaper than buying an itap and the right fittings for different bottles.
When you say other bottles do you mean pet? Don't think tapcooler is much good with pet bottles
 

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When you say other bottles do you mean pet? Don't think tapcooler is much good with pet bottles
Most bottles I have are either 330ml or 500ml glass bottles, but I have swing tops as well which requires a £50 fitting for the itap. I've never used pet bottles before, but am entering in a competition where I have to submit in pet. This is a real exception to the rule and not worth getting specialist equipment for. I can always bottle the old fashioned way out the fermenter if needed.
 
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Most bottles I have are either 330ml or 500ml glass bottles, but I have swing tops as well which requires a £50 fitting for the itap. I've never used pet bottles before, but am entering in a competition where I have to submit in pet. This is a real exception to the rule and not worth getting specialist equipment for. I can always bottle the old fashioned way out the fermenter if needed.
Who asks for pet?
 

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I don't have a kegerator or taps but I use a tapcooler for any bottle. You just need this as well

 

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Who asks for pet?
I've entered a SMASH competition, it's not BJCP but I think something organised by a few people.

I don't have a kegerator or taps but I use a tapcooler for any bottle. You just need this as well

I think this is what I ended up buying, minus the ball valve tap
 
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Thanks everyone for your input, it's been really useful. For ~£30 I went with the Kegland Nukatap CP bottle filler. That price point makes it quite worthwhile and I'll see how I get on. I would have gone for the itap, but it's quite off putting needing different attachments for different bottles, and I do use different bottles.
How have you been getting on with the Nukatap CP filler? I've just got my first cornie set up. I'll be filling it early next week, so once that is all set up and working I will need to think about bottling the odd bottle now and again. The Kegland option is high on my list of possibilities.
 

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How have you been getting on with the Nukatap CP filler? I've just got my first cornie set up. I'll be filling it early next week, so once that is all set up and working I will need to think about bottling the odd bottle now and again. The Kegland option is high on my list of possibilities.
I didn't get it in the end and have been using the boel iTap. The iTap is quite fussy though and only takes specific glass bottles, so I've just bought a Nukatap as well but it hasn't arrived yet. Once I get to play around with it I will post back here. I did get it off Ali Express, so that might be a year from now :laugh8:
 

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I bought a cheap beer gun thing off eBay ages ago and it was shocking, so ended up with the tap cooler counter pressure thing and it’s bloody good. That said the itap thing also looks good from all the reviews I’ve seen, and enough people on here seem to use it so I’m sure you would be safe with either.
 

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