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Old 05-22-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
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Has anyone made one? I'm thinking of a spray manifold of PVC or PEX, with stems to set a case or two of bottles on at a time, and spray star-san upwards into the bottles. either a second manifold or a couple of valves could be used to convert for carboy/keg washing.

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Old 05-22-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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Has anyone made one? I'm thinking of a spray manifold of PVC or PEX, with stems to set a case or two of bottles on at a time, and spray star-san upwards into the bottles. either a second manifold or a couple of valves could be used to convert for carboy/keg washing.

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Put in a valve to throttle down the pressure. Otherwise you might have some rockets taking off. Another approach is to start kegging.
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I actually tried this once and failed. The pond pump could not put out enough pressure to spray through the nozzles. I think that pond pumps are more about flow and less on the pressure. If you get it to work I would be inerested to see it.

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Old 05-22-2012, 10:11 PM   #4
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Check this thread out, made with copper but a similar idea:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/bottle-washer-sanitizer-project-98932/

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