so after long thinking, rethinking and thinking again i decided to build a bottle washer. I just simply hate bottle washing and find it the most annoying part of homebrewing. Here is the outline. I wanted something that would wash around a dozen of bottles at the same time and would also be able to sanitize them with iodophor solution. So the idea was to build some kind of manifold with 12 nozzles place it in some kind of plastic tub and then recirculate water for a couple of minutes folowed by recirculation of the iodophor solution for another couple of minutes. And as always want things to be also economical is should do this with only a small ammount of water and sanitizing solution. So i went to the local hardware store bought some copper pipe, fittings, solder etc, rolled up my sleewes and started:
1. What will you need (for the manifold):
3m (10") of rigid copper pipe - 12mm (1/2") outside diameter max.
3x 90° elbows of matching size
15x T-pieces of matching size
1x pipe to 1/2 MPT fitting of matching size
1x 1/2 FPT hose connector
and appropriate tools
2. Cut 12 pieces about 160mm (6-6 1/2" long). These will be the nozzles.
3. Cut following:
12x 70mm (3")
1x 78mm (3" and something) to compensate T
3x 30mm (1 1/4")
3x 38mm (1 1/4" and something) to compensate Ts
1x 50mm (2") from T to pipe/MPT fitting