The bottle filler works best if everything is cold! Don't try to put cold beer into a warm bottle, or set up in a very hot room. Best of all is to fill bottles in your walk in, but not necessary.
Don't try to crank the outlet needle valve closed, this will wear out the "0" ring prematurely. Gentle closing until it holds pressure is best.
When you are done filling product bottles, fill a small tank or keg with sanitizer. Thread on 4 bottles as if you were going to fill product bottles and instead fill with sanitizer until it fills the bottles and overflows in to the waste container. Remove bottles and vent product lines with CO2 already hooked up. Tip filler outlet lines to empty and let your bottle filler air dry.
We've had a report of earwigs getting into the bottle filler's stems and hoses, so if you don't plan to use your bottle filler for an extended period, put some empty bottles on it and shut all the valves. This should be done after the unit is dry. You probably will not have this problem except in very rural areas.
Adjust the stage until it just snugly fits the heads on your bottles when clamped. It is a strain if the bottles fit to tightly. In most cases we field test your bottle filler using the same bottle you use, and we ship the bottle filler at the correct height and mark your filler, so you can return to the original height in case you change bottle size.
Be sure to contact us with any questions or concerns. We have had a great deal of experience in using the Easy Filler Bottling System with home brew, small breweries, and wineries. We are here to help you get the most from your bottle filler.