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Old 03-10-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
Oct 2008
New Brunswick, Can
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I posted this in another thread, but figured i'd post it here as well. I made this out of a bread crate. Had to cut it a bit so the bottles fit. Hold abouts 56 12oz bottles perfectly...Best price...free.

Can't really call it a bottle drying tree like most others make on here or buy...i figured i'd put my 45-50 bucks elsewhere instead of a piece of plastic to hold bottles...anyways...enjoy the pics..

First pic..shows the bread crate, with foldable handles..

Second pic..shows the modified on the left side, to open up the holes so the neck of the bottles fit in, i used wire cutters to cut the slats...on the right is the unmodified..

Third pic...turn crate upside down, and enjoy your homemade bottle drying rack.

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Old 03-10-2009, 09:03 PM   #2
Dec 2008
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Nice Work. I am currently using two soda bottle crates similar to this. I just put a towel on the bottom and lean them against the sides. I'll have to take a look at it to see if I could do something similar to it.

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Old 03-10-2009, 10:22 PM   #3
Feb 2009
Alexandria, VA, USA
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For the really low-effort solution, I just leave my bottles standing right-side up on a towel with a fan blowing across the tops. They're dry in under a day. Quick sanitizer squirt on bottling day and they're good to go!
On deck: Little Bo Pils, Bretta Off Dead (Brett pale)
Secondary: Oude Bruin, Red Sky at Morning (Sour brown ale)
On tap: Saison Duphunk (sour), Amarillo Slim (IPA), Earl White (ginger/bergamot wit)
Bottled: Number 8 (Belgian Strong Dark Ale), Eternale (Barleywine), Ancho Villa (Ancho/pasilla/chocolate/cinnamon RIS), Oak smoked porter (1/2 maple bourbon oaked, 1/2 apple brandy oaked)

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Old 03-10-2009, 10:32 PM   #4
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Sep 2008
North Plainfield,NJ
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milk crates work great too....and they are stackable!
7 Sins Brewing Company

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