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Old 05-01-2013, 02:59 AM   #171
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This build is so darn awesome !!!! I love it !!! I am building this tomorrow.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:07 PM   #172
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Seems they have listed more at this link
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:28 PM   #173
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Where can I find the CPVC 1/2" crosses the original poster used?

 
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:21 AM   #174
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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.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:43 AM   #175
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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!

 
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:49 AM   #176
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I just want to confirm that PBW is the way to go, it doesnt work with oxiclean due to the foaming but PBW is just fine

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Old 05-23-2013, 03:14 PM   #177
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I just want to confirm that PBW is the way to go, it doesnt work with oxiclean due to the foaming but PBW is just fine
I've only used PBW and StarSan, and I can only speak to my anecdotal experiences. I get a bit of foaming with the StarSan and none with the PBW, so at the very least it works for me!
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:12 AM   #178
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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.

 
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:51 PM   #179
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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.

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Old 06-06-2013, 12:19 AM   #180
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Ladder23Brewing, Do you have any video of your washer?

 
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