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Old 06-20-2010, 09:06 PM   #1
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Do you have to have the bottle tree to be able to use the Vinator? I see in the description that it fits on top of the bottle tree and from the looks of the picture it doesn't look like it would stand up straight without it.

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Old 06-20-2010, 09:12 PM   #2
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Do you have to have the bottle tree to be able to use the Vinator? I see in the description that it fits on top of the bottle tree and from the looks of the picture it doesn't look like it would stand up straight without it.
no it works just fine setting on the table
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:19 PM   #3
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You can mount it on top of the bottle tree if you remove the handle, but it also works as a free standing unit. If you use it as a free standing unit, you just remove the adapter, and it stands on it's own three legs.

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Use idophor over san star. The foam can get a bit unruley after a case of bottles.

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I use the vinator by itself, in the bottom of the sink. I regard it as one of those "indispensable gadgets," because it's so quick and thorough at getting the sanitizer in the bottles. I have no problem using it with Star San. It hoses that foam up in the bottles like it was designed to do it.

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How much star san bubbles left behind when you bottle is OK?

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I don't fear the foam.

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Is there a consensus on how many pumps it takes to sufficiently sanitize each bottle? And I noticed that after a while the Iodophor solution I use starts to get cloudy and looks like particles are floating around in it. Can anyone tell me what's going on there?

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Is there a consensus on how many pumps it takes to sufficiently sanitize each bottle? And I noticed that after a while the Iodophor solution I use starts to get cloudy and looks like particles are floating around in it. Can anyone tell me what's going on there?
Can't answer the iodophor question, because I use Star San. I use two pumps per bottle. As long as the entire inside of the bottle gets wet, which the vinator does to perfection, and I'm good to go. Star San is basically a contact sanitizer.
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Use idophor over san star. The foam can get a bit unruley after a case of bottles.
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How much star san bubbles left behind when you bottle is OK?
about 42 and a half thousand is the threshold for imparting flavor. No really, don't fear the foam.

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I don't fear the foam.
Awwww yeah..... I've never noticed any flavors from leaving a $hit ton of foam behind. Iodine, however, was something I'd detected in a few beers before I switched to star san, in fact it was after one batch in particular that I switched to star san for just that reason.
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