Upon seeing this thread I thought "I've got to make one of those" and then I turned out to be wrong. I had a birthday last week and my brother came strolling in with one he made me as a gift. Nice to have a handy brother with good tool skills! Thanks for the design. Can't wait to use it.
Im going to be tackling this project this weekend. I have the Fast Rack and will be following "nameless's" idea of setting the fast rack on top of the washer so you never have to remove bottles. I will post pics of my results ASAP!
I'm still a relatively new brewer but I already HATE washing bottles. And kegging is way beyond my space/portability/price needs at the moment. When I was washing bottles today using a total dunk method all I could think is that there had to be done sort of pump setup. I knew the answers would be here on HBT!
Totally going to set this up before I bottle my next batch. If it works I'll have overcome my biggest hurdle for homebrewing. You're a genius, and I'll post the finished build when it happens.
So I was able to make this finally and it works great!
I followed Nameless's version of this bottle washer as I use the fastrack. I must say it makes this process even easier when you use the fastrack. I did not make posts like you design did but surprisingly enough the posts are not necessary. water still makes contact with the bottom of the bottle at all times. I used the same pump that you recommended and instead of placing the bottles inside the crate, I put them on top of the crate to elevate them.
I cut notches into the fastrack feet so the rack literally just fits into place and does not move. It only takes a few minutes and all 24 bottles are fresh and clean!
Thanks for the great ideas, Ill post later if I have any updates.