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FastRack
« on: February 07, 2013, 07:06:01 AM »
I opened the FastRack add at the top of the forum. The idea seems great. I've done the same thing with some old plastic beer cases I own, but this looks much more slick. Anyone buy them?  I might be convinced to give up my bottle tree.
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Re: FastRack
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 07:58:05 AM »
I looked at the add and like you I thought they look cool.  I hardly ever bottle anymore but I think I would buy a couple if I did.  My old bottle tree was a god send when I was given it but storing it was/is kind of a pain.  These would store easily on a shelf with everything else.

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Re: FastRack
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 08:06:37 AM »
Yeah, if I didn't have one this would win hands down.  Although, since I keg but still bottle some - the easy storage is part of what would convince me. The bottle tree is a big item that I don't use often.
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Re: FastRack
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 08:53:04 AM »
this is pretty cool, i use two old racks from an old dishwasher but this is a little smaller footprint.  if i didnt have the dishwasher racks i would consider these
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Re: FastRack
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 09:07:15 AM »
I also like that you can just flip the whole lot over when ready to start filling.
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Re: FastRack
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013, 11:32:57 AM »
Would it be just as effective to rinse, then store empty bottles upside down in a case box with 6-pack holders in it?
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Re: FastRack
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 11:35:32 AM »
Would it be just as effective to rinse, then store empty bottles upside down in a case box with 6-pack holders in it?
But you can't dry them that way or the cardboard will disintegrate.
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Re: FastRack
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013, 12:16:37 PM »
Would it be just as effective to rinse, then store empty bottles upside down in a case box with 6-pack holders in it?
But you can't dry them that way or the cardboard will disintegrate.

Okay fair enough. But what if I rinse, drain/dry, then store?
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Re: FastRack
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 12:32:34 PM »
Would it be just as effective to rinse, then store empty bottles upside down in a case box with 6-pack holders in it?
But you can't dry them that way or the cardboard will disintegrate.

Okay fair enough. But what if I rinse, drain/dry, then store?

That's exactly how I do it
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Re: FastRack
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 12:42:58 PM »
Never really noticed the ads before, but you just got me to click on it.

Cool idea.
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Re: FastRack
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2013, 12:45:07 PM »
Would it be just as effective to rinse, then store empty bottles upside down in a case box with 6-pack holders in it?
But you can't dry them that way or the cardboard will disintegrate.

Okay fair enough. But what if I rinse, drain/dry, then store?
Yes, if you skip the part that makes them better - then they are not better.   ;)   I think the storage aspect is not the main selling point. If I were to sanitize and store bottles, I'd foil the tops and store them upright.
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Re: FastRack
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013, 01:25:17 PM »
Yes, if you skip the part that makes them better - then they are not better.   ;)   I think the storage aspect is not the main selling point. If I were to sanitize and store bottles, I'd foil the tops and store them upright.

Touche, sir. Touche.  :D
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Re: FastRack
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 02:02:31 PM »
I've been eyeballing it, wondering if it would be a better choice than the bottle tree I currently use during the cleaning/draining/sanitizing process.
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Re: FastRack
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2013, 02:17:22 PM »
I also like that you can just flip the whole lot over when ready to start filling.
this would speed up bottling just because you don't have to handle the bottles multiple times, just take the cane from one to the next then cap after
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Re: FastRack
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2013, 02:46:39 PM »
I don't know how anyone makes a living selling gadgets to home brewers.  I am already envisioning drilling holes in some old plastic shelving that has legs attached.   :)
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