Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Winners Drawn!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Other > Poor Mans Bottle Drying Rack
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-08-2011, 02:51 AM   #1
mmient
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Palm Bay, FL
Posts: 19
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default Poor Mans Bottle Drying Rack

Just a medium size dog crate. It holds 50 bottles as configured. The pan in the bottom catches the water runoff! BTW, sorry the pic is sideways....


Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.jpg
Views:	5760
Size:	90.2 KB
ID:	33156  
mmient is offline
nukinfuts29 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 02:58 AM   #2
absoluthamm
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 18 reviews
 
absoluthamm's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lombard, IL
Posts: 1,256
Liked 240 Times on 181 Posts
Likes Given: 30

Default

Kind of similar to what I do only I use my dishwasher grate upside down over a sink.


__________________
Keg #1: Sour Raisin Cider
Keg #2: Pucker Up and Smoke
Keg #3: Fairfield Nut Brown
Keg #4: Here Gose Nothing...
Keg #5: KarmaCitra Pale Ale

Bottled: Mackenzie's Barleywine
In Primary: None
In Secondary: None
On Deck: Black Metal and Funk Metal Clones

Untappd: absoluthamm
absoluthamm is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 02:58 AM   #3
subliminalurge
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Moline, IL
Posts: 472
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts

Default

Holy Crap! That's brilliant.

I actually have an old dog crate buried in the "storage" corner of the basement. I think I'll have to go dig it out...

Will probably need a serious cleaning, but that's still better than coughing up for a "real" bottle tree.

(It occurs to me the with a couple 2x4's, a few screws and some washers, you could take that thing apart and use three sides of it instead of just one. Triple your capacity.....)
subliminalurge is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 03:33 AM   #4
subliminalurge
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Moline, IL
Posts: 472
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts

Default

Well, mine aren't as nicely arranged as yours, and my crate has a bit of a different grid layout, but it still works out a hell of a lot better than the way I was doing it. (tried to post a pic but it's just not happening tonight....).)

Dug out the crate, set it up, unhooked the washing machine and screwed on my bottle washer, then ran through 2 12-packs of Sam Adams bottles that me and a buddy went through over the weekend. (Still need the label-removing oxy-clean soak). They're now nicely draining on a rack just inches from the floor drain. Awesome! (Yeah, I didn't take time to clean the crate, but it looked ok and I figure the bottles are still getting an oxy-clean soak and some sanitation before I use them, so I'm going to let that slide this one time.)
subliminalurge is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 07:30 AM   #5
nukinfuts29
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Pike County, MO
Posts: 1,657
Liked 28 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

YOU ARE A GENIUS!!!

I have one that needs a big time cleaning that I was literally getting ready to give away. Also happens I have to start cleaning around 150 bottles tomorrow and was planning to build a rack out of wood in the garage that could hold about 20.

THANK YOU!!
__________________
My Recipes: Drunken Emu Hard Cider, Drunken Emu Mississippi River Water
The Jack Keller Collection

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cpt_Kirks View Post
Patience, my Padawon. The yeast can sense your tension.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
Maybe you want to educate yourself instead of just having a bunch of pre-conceived notions based on ignorance.
nukinfuts29 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 04:42 PM   #6
bluesbrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: arlington, ohio
Posts: 1
Default

these are great, i've been searching last couple of days for cheap bottle drying rack. i've seen the wooden post, pvc, ect. As i'm sitting here reading, i look over at my clothes basket and "aaahaa". turned on its side with towel underneath, holes in the side are just the right diameter and spacing is good, too. works great, thanks for all ideas.
bluesbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 05:10 PM   #7
fergusmj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Lafayette, IN
Posts: 143
Liked 12 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

My dogs gonna be pissed about all the dripping water on him.
fergusmj is offline
pxl8 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 05:21 PM   #8
feinbera
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 746
Liked 169 Times on 132 Posts
Likes Given: 67

Default

Oven shelf, with the edges propped on cardboard boxes, right up against the wall (or against more boxes) -- the necks of the bottles fit between the bars so the bottle rests on the shoulder, then, the first bottle leans against the wall, the second against the first, etc.


feinbera is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Poor mans whirlpool (IC whirlpool question) phoenixs4r Chillers and Stir Plates 4 09-06-2011 07:15 PM
"Poor Mans" Electric System jim4065 Brew Stands 1 02-04-2010 11:15 PM
Drying RAck (plans) Nickeldeposit Other 6 10-13-2009 03:55 PM
Homemade bottle drying rack Jmac00 Other 3 03-10-2009 10:32 PM
Polyurethane/Enamel/Glaze for Bottle Drying Rack Moonpile Other 2 07-03-2007 05:56 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS