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Re: Homebrewer innovation : Mass bottle sanitizer
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012, 10:26:47 AM »
Very kewl.
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Re: Homebrewer innovation : Mass bottle sanitizer
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012, 10:30:51 AM »
I'd love to have one of them. :)
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Re: Homebrewer innovation : Mass bottle sanitizer
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 11:06:44 AM »
You could use it to clean first with hot PBW, rinse with hot water, then sanitize.
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Re: Homebrewer innovation : Mass bottle sanitizer
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2012, 11:12:55 AM »
I would prefer to use all PVC instead of copper. Nice fab but maybe a frame instead of all those bungee cords?
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Re: Homebrewer innovation : Mass bottle sanitizer
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2012, 11:19:13 AM »
I would prefer to use all PVC instead of copper. Nice fab but maybe a frame instead of all those bungee cords?
That is spot on euge. PVC maybe even CPVC for higher temps.
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Re: Homebrewer innovation : Mass bottle sanitizer
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2012, 11:56:19 AM »
I would prefer to use all PVC instead of copper. Nice fab but maybe a frame instead of all those bungee cords?
That is spot on euge. PVC maybe even CPVC for higher temps.

Didn't one of the notes in the clip specifically say they tried plastic but it wouldn't fit into the bottles?
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Re: Homebrewer innovation : Mass bottle sanitizer
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2012, 12:26:01 PM »
I would prefer to use all PVC instead of copper. Nice fab but maybe a frame instead of all those bungee cords?
That is spot on euge. PVC maybe even CPVC for higher temps.

Didn't one of the notes in the clip specifically say they tried plastic but it wouldn't fit into the bottles?

I didn't catch that.

Will do some looking around though I have my own simple methods for sanitizing bottles (dishwasher).
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Re: Homebrewer innovation : Mass bottle sanitizer
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2012, 12:50:46 PM »
Just make sure you're doing full cases at a time, not 23 bottles. ;)
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Re: Homebrewer innovation : Mass bottle sanitizer
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2012, 02:32:56 PM »
That was a lot of soldering...... :o

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Re: Homebrewer innovation : Mass bottle sanitizer
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2012, 02:53:57 PM »
kewl, but why not just run the bottles through a dishwasher?
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Re: Homebrewer innovation : Mass bottle sanitizer
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2012, 05:33:05 PM »
I can sanitize 24 bottles with star san before that thing can get hooked up and loaded. Waste of time and money IMHO.
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Re: Homebrewer innovation : Mass bottle sanitizer
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2012, 12:43:42 PM »
That's funny, I built almost the same thing about a year ago out of 1/2" CPVC.  The guy is right, the CPVC end caps caps are bigger than the bottle opening.  I got some 1/2" solid PVC stock from grainger, cut it into 1/2" long rods, and hammered it in the end of the CPVC.  Then a hole was drilled through the solid stock. 

Unfortunately I couldn't get mine to work properly.  All the flow was at the first few pipes next to the supply, the rest were barely a trickle.  I also didn't glue the long pipes down into the manifold, so they would pop off pretty quickly and kill the pressure.  I didn't want to glue them down so that they could be removed for getting out buildup (original purpose of this thing for me was a bottle washer).  I just stopped messing with the thing seeing how much additional work was needed to get it working.  And I haven't washed a bottle since  :-\

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Re: Homebrewer innovation : Mass bottle sanitizer
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2012, 01:02:56 PM »

Unfortunately I couldn't get mine to work properly.  All the flow was at the first few pipes next to the supply, the rest were barely a trickle. 

These are conceptually like little landscape irrigation systems.  Similarly, all you need to do is design the laterals in a looped configuration as opposed to having several distal ends that will always have emitters with less pressure than those closer to the source.  Simply connect the end pieces with tees and a couple 90 degree elbows to create a continuous loop around the emitters. The pressure will equalize and it will perform much more as you intended. 
That said, man that's a lot of work compared to a dishwasher or starsan/bottle tree. But hey, sometimes it's about the process,  right?  ;) 
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Re: Homebrewer innovation : Mass bottle sanitizer
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2012, 01:48:05 PM »
Lose the bungee cords & enhance the pump and you got yourself a kewl 24 bottle rocket launcher....  :D
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