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Old 01-14-2013, 09:09 PM   #11
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Brilliant!!!!! Only idea I have is add a quick connect to the pressure pipe to make changing to another attachment possible. (IE Carboy washer)
Good point, I forgot to mention that. The connector isn't actually fused to the cross joint in any way, so it just pulls in and out. I only built one connector tail for three washers, so to switch from one to the next I just pull the whole three inch assembly out of one milk crate and stick it into another. Takes about ten seconds to disconnect one set of 30 bottles and hook up different set. That actually makes it easier to store since there's nothing sticking out the side.


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That's amazing. I never had a problem with bottle washing, I always just dropped a couple oxiclean crystals in, filled up, soaked and rinsed then stored them away until sanitizing time. But this is even easier.


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THAT is awesome
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This is fantastic! I hate washing bottles.

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Old 01-14-2013, 09:48 PM   #15
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I also bottle everything and find hand washing bottles with a brush the most time consuming and back breaking task. I get most of my bottles from other beer drinkers and most are craft beers and not rinsed and left to dry sometimes for months. So I am wondering if the 1/4 horse pump would work on those bottles as well? Would 1/2 horse be better or to much?
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:58 PM   #16
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I like it too. Great Idea and good work! You can wash all my dirty bottles anytime you like lol

I'm thinking that all the bottles you must have have to pile up to the same height as a kegerator would be just sayin

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Simply Stunning!
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:24 PM   #18
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Very cool. Where to I place my order?
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Very cool. Where to I place my order?
This ^^^^

The lazy homebrewer will just want to buy, not build one of these.

Nice design, Malfet.

I like the concept of cleaning 30 bottles in about the same time you can with other single bottle cleaners out there (vinaters, faucet attachments, etc.).
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I also bottle everything and find hand washing bottles with a brush the most time consuming and back breaking task. I get most of my bottles from other beer drinkers and most are craft beers and not rinsed and left to dry sometimes for months. So I am wondering if the 1/4 horse pump would work on those bottles as well? Would 1/2 horse be better or to much?
That's a good question. The design doesn't clean the bottles so much with high water pressure as with high volume. I experimented with a few different things, including high-pressure "blaster" type outputs that would scrape the gunk off, but they didn't work as well in the end.

As it stands, I'm not sure how much benefit would be had by using a larger pump. But, perhaps a 1/2 hp setup would allow you to use 3/8" refrigerator coil, which would move a lot more water.

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I like it too. Great Idea and good work! You can wash all my dirty bottles anytime you like lol

I'm thinking that all the bottles you must have have to pile up to the same height as a kegerator would be just sayin
Not a kegerator that can hold kegs for all 23 different beers I currently have "cellared" under my bed. I also give probably half of what I brew away. If I wanted a kegerator, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one. Thing is, I don't.

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The lazy homebrewer will just want to buy, not build one of these.
I'm surprised there's not something on the market already, to be honest! Even a mediocre metal fabricator could slap together something a lot more sturdy than this janky thing.


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