DetailsKegging your homebrew is both easy and better for your beer. Keg beer tends to come out clearer and remains more stable over time. But sometimes you still need some bottles of homebrew to share.
Introducing the Last Straw®; the most effortless and ergonomic draft bottle filler available.
Dial-in your psi, force carbonate your kegged beer, and bottle sediment-free homebrew with perfect carbonation. Maintain every last bubble while bottling at serving pressure for commercial-quality, competition-ready homebrew.
Ergonomic, intuitive control and one-handed operation. Go from keg to bottle at just 15 seconds a pop!
Ridiculously easy to clean. The Last Straw® disassembles in an instant for quick and painless cleaning. Plus, premium materials prevent contamination—everything that touches your beer is stainless or silicone.
Convenience and control for better beer, faster. The Last Straw® is the last bottle filler you’ll ever need. Includes all necessary tubing and fittings.
Add the Foamless Finish Counterpressure Filler Attachment for a perfect fill every time.
- The Last Straw® Bottle Filler
- Tubing & Fittings
NOTE: You will need two CO2 ports or a wye splitter with a MFL shutoff valve to use The Last Straw®.
- Details & Instructions
3.9 / 5.025 ReviewsThe "Last Straw" indeedI rarely write reviews but after many uses of this product I felt comfortable enough to give my opinion. I purchased the product back in February 2016 with great hopes built on the hype and marketing of it but have come to realize it falls short of those claims. I have used the Blichmann Beer Gun for many years with great success and ease. However, I began having issues with it's rubber tip even after replacing it several times. I thought the Last Straw would be the solution since it had a spring loaded tip that was securely fastened. Starting with sanitization, it's fairly simple but the spring loaded tip does make it a little more difficult than the Blichmann Beer Gun to sanitize. Once you push sanitizing solution into it, the trick comes in how you get it out without filling your bottle and risking contamination. I've resorted to sanitizing another bucket and pressing the tip down while the unit is connected to a keg and running beer through. With the Blichmann Beer Gun, I just point the gun at an unsanitized bucket and pull the trigger until the line clears. It's a small difference but it does take more time and risks further contamination in my opinion.The big difference is the quality of the fill though and why I will not be using this product again or recommending it for purchase. Connections are simple just like the Blichmann Beer Gun, however, the fill is foamy and results in lower carbonation levels time after time. I have entered many competitions over the years and done well with our beers but after using this product comments have come back several times noting low carbonation levels. I believe this may be to the larger diameter of the beer line and the beer running over and through the spring tip causing nucleation sites for gas to escape. Whereas, the Blichmann Beer Gun uses a much smaller diameter line and has no spring tip to flow through. I have tried adjusting pressure levels several times just prior to filling but even at low levels there seems to be significant foaming and release of CO2.I hope that my review will help you make a good decision but as for me, I'm sticking with my Blichmann Beer Gun for now and setting the Last Straw aside. Cheers!July 22, 2016Response from Midwest SuppliesThanks for the review! Sorry to hear the product has not been operating up to expectation. We have not noticed the issues you mention in our own use of the item. I would simply wonder if the hoses have remained unedited as when it was sent, what carboantion level you do have the beer at, and how the beer was carbonated, i.e., shaking, set and forget, high pressure over shorter periods - and also what temp the beer is at when filling. We want everyone to be satisfied with their products so are happy to help, looking forward to hearing back!November 2, 2016Midwest Supplies MWell constructedWorks well, quality construction I really like the press to dispense valve on the end. Much better than the old counter pressure ones.February 7, 2016ExcellentI bottled a lager with the last straw a month ago. The carbonation is perfect. The unit is easy to use. I store the last straw in my keezer, I have zero foam when I bottle. For cleaning I keep a keg of sanitizer and simply flush.
This is an excellent product and well worth the money.February 5, 2017Purchased
1 year agoEasy Bottle FillsWorks great for CO2 and beer. Intuitive design and easy to clean. The tubing in the kit is really generous. I cut them in half to minimize how much beer line I had. It feels well designed. But I can't help but wish it felt a little sturdier. I'm not sure that's possible in such a device and I don't fault them at all. I didn't have any problems with any parts or features. The grips doubles as thing to hang it on the lip of a bucket with. Although I couldn't keep it from wanting to lay over and fall off from the weight of the hoses pulling at it. But that is really a minor thing.February 4, 2016This is a great fillerCan you fill bottles using a cheap plastic bottle filler jammed into a picnic tap? Yes you can and it can be award winning beer. Is it fun? Not so much with beer and lots of foaming. I got the chance to try out my new filler this weekend. Easy to assemble, easy to use and good results. It works so well that I could even drink a beer while filling bottles. Looking forward to using this again the next time I need bottles. It was worth the price.February 5, 2016OutstandingI see why its named last straw. It is one nice piece of equipment. It works perfect. You won't have to get anything different.January 6, 2017Purchased
8 months agoEasy to use, works wellThis is almost as easy as filling bottles from a bucket, once you get the correct fittings installed. Foams a bit, even with chilled bottles, but it's manageable. Nice to have clear, fully carbonated portable beer to share.December 31, 2015FantasticFirst attempt. Two growlers -- first used too little CO2 and got lots of spill over. Second used more CO2 and had no head at all. Fantastic tool to avoid wasting precious home brew...January 19, 2016Amazing, Clear sediment free beer.This is an extremely fast and easy way to bottle your home brew. This bottle filler is simple to use and works with just one hand and makes bottling a breeze. It allows for consistent carbonation and perfectly clear beer in your bottles as there is no sediment from bottle conditioning. Highly recommend this product.January 22, 2017Purchased
7 months ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 7 questions Browse 7 questions and 13 answersI carbonated in keg, chilled to 35 degrees, used the last straw and filled my bottles. They are all flat. Beer was properly carbonated and pouring quite nicely from the tap.Any ideas what went wrong?BEST ANSWER: A couple tips:
* make sure the bottles are cold
* use o2 absorbing caps
* make sure to lay down a proper bed of co2 before you fill
* make sure you cap tightly
* make sure they are filled up enough (reduce headspace)
if you quick carbed the keg, it's possible that it was pouring nicely from the tap but didn't retain all of the co2, so it seemed fully carbed but wasn't. If it's borderline out of the tap it will be flat once bottled.
So, I can't answer your specific issue because there are too many undescribed variables, but hopefully this helped.Would I be able to use this to fill high pressure wine bottles after force carbonating the wine in a corny keg?BEST ANSWER: Sure, a person carbonate wine in a Corny keg, and then fill "Champagne" bottles and cap them. The main caution would be that they must be Champagne-type bottles that can hold pressure, and not regular wine bottles. -Mike W, Midwest SuppliesDoes it need to carbonate in a keg for a bit or can you carbonate while bottling?BEST ANSWER: Yes, this allows transfer of your carbonated beer into your bottles.When you do bottle, is it for longer term storage? ie. past a few days/weeks. I'm looking as using this as an end to my filtering and bottleling. I don't own a kegorator, just bottle.BEST ANSWER: This is actually a mostly true statement. I'm using a keg largely to force carb, but still prefer to have most of each batch in bottles. This allows me to keep a wider variety of bottled beer on hand at all times...ready to drink, or grab and take to a friends house, etc.Hello, I have used my filler with excellent results for about 6 months now. Recently the bottles seem to be over foaming and when the filler sits while hooked up air bubbles collect in the line as if there is a leak somewhere. Also the tip sticks closed and continues to dispense beer. I have to manually pull the tip out. Is it possible to purchase new seals and a spring to hopefully remedy this situation? ThanksBEST ANSWER: Thanks for contacting us! There is a seal underneath the brass button to purge the bottles. That seal probably just needs some lubrication, try keg lube or similar food grade lubricant. It sounds like the filler needs a deep clean and that should resolve the other issues! Consider putting a dip tube brush through the liquid tube.Is it recommended to chill the bottles in a freezer or refrigerator before filling with Last Straw?BEST ANSWER: It is not required. Having the bottles close to the temperature of the beer is a fine way to try and avoid foaming and would be a recommended step to improve performance. This unit does a great job without chilling the bottles so only resort to that if you are not getting as good of results as you would like. I hope this helps! Cheers! James J.Are there spare parts available, two tip valve O-rings, and the little spring in the tip valve for example? Also there are a few O-rings in the CO2 valve too. Any spares available?
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