This is the base. It attaches to a water source and shoots water (or sanitizer) into a rack of 12 bottles.
This is the rack. Bottles go upside down in here. Racks and bases are purchased separately so you can get the number that best suites your setup.
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This is the system loaded with twelve bottles. I used a several different styles and sizes. All worked well.
This is the rack on the base
Close up on the bottom of the rack. If the bottle fits all the way down in the rack, it is held in place by these fingers. I found that larger or odd shaped bottles did not need to engage these and the system continued to work well.
The system in action....
The system produces a nice strong jet and cleans 12 bottles at a time.
What I like..
- You can clean 12 bottles at once
- Bottles are oriented to drain themselves
- You can clean, sanitize and purge all with this same unit.
- Unlike a standard bottle tree, nothing goes inside the bottle. That means you can sanitize and drain and nothing goes back in. That decreases the chance of infection.
You could set up two bases. One hooked up to your sink or hose for cleaning/rinsing and a second hooked up to a recirculating pump with sanitizer. I think this would be a great setup for someone who is set on bottling. Personally, I won't go to this length, because I keg and only occasionally bottle. I'll use this to rinse out bottles and then spray with sanitizer and place back in the rack.
A gas purging adapter is also available...
This allows you to hook the system up to a CO2 source to bulk purge bottles.
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