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Old 06-24-2007, 02:09 AM   #1
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Dec 2005
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I am new to the brew. I just saw a picture of a "bottle
tree" in another post. I am curious as to how it works, and what it's purpose is? It looked interesting. I believe it is for sanitation?

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Old 06-24-2007, 02:16 AM   #2
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It's what your use to drain all your bottles after you have sanitized them. A dishwasher rack works well too.

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Old 06-24-2007, 02:24 AM   #3
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Mar 2007
Landing, NJ
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I love mine, turned bottling day from a nightmare into just a bad dream.

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Old 06-24-2007, 03:31 AM   #4
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Dec 2005
Round Rock Texas
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Yeah, and it's pretty too. At Christmas you can decorate it and put lights up and wa la, Christmas tree!

I love mine.

Jerry Pritchett
KopyKat Brewery

Primary: Belgian Blonde (for cask)
Drinking: Robust Porter
Up Next: Christmas Ale, SNPA, Simcoe IPA
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Old 06-24-2007, 05:15 AM   #5
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Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
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There are 2 different trees out there. I have both.

I prefer the one that rotates.

When using I find it easier to get a spray bottle of Star San and spray it down from the top to the bottom to sanitize it.

I also recommend the sprayer for your bottles.
HB Bill

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Old 06-25-2007, 03:23 AM   #6
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Portland, OR, Oregon
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Here's my bottle tree in action. Ninety bottles, just waiting to be filled!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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Old 06-25-2007, 03:43 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by eviltwinofjoni
Here's my bottle tree in action. Ninety bottles, just waiting to be filled!

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Old 06-25-2007, 03:49 AM   #8
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Nov 2006
Hobart, Tasmania
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I had mine filled up on Sunday. 79 bottles; labels removed, cleaned, sanatised and capped ready for my next brew. SWMBO saw the bottles and nearly flipped!

"You didn't drink all of those did you?"
"You have a problem"
"Yes, they are empty"

Rolling of eyes.

s : Ginger Beer, Wheat Beer
Secondary :
: all drunk
Drinking : A Lot.
Next Up : Wheat Beer with grainy things

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