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Old 01-17-2014, 07:42 AM   #1
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Just wondering how many of you have a spout bottle filler. One that has 3, 4, 5, or 6 rods. I was thinking about getting one but after talking with several people, I am not sure anymore. I was told that it really speeds bottling up if you are doing big batches, such as 30 or more gallons. Because of the several gallons left in the reservoir, you have to syphon that off to bottle that.

If you don't mind, please give me your experience, opinions on the spout fillers, thanks.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:49 PM   #2
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Unless I was doing single batches of 75 gallons or more I wouldn't consider it.

 
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:14 PM   #3
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I agree that unless you are doing over 30 or 40 gallons at a time, a vacuum bottling setup is the way to go.

 
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:28 PM   #4
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I agree that unless you are doing over 30 or 40 gallons at a time, a vacuum bottling setup is the way to go.
I agree too ,I just did about 1400 bottles with one. I timed it at 17 seconds per bottle.

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Old 01-20-2014, 11:13 AM   #5
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this is my vacuum system. I think I might have $80 invested

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=3&theater

I have tubes inside the neck of the bottle to set the proper head space.

 
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:16 PM   #6
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Does anyone have photos/suggestions on how to make the tip for vacuum filling bottles?

Thanks in advance,
Dan.

 
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:35 AM   #7
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Buy it at Presque Isle Wine Cellars.

 
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Old 03-28-2014, 04:27 AM   #8
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this is my vacuum system. I think I might have $80 invested

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=3&theater

I have tubes inside the neck of the bottle to set the proper head space.
never considered doing so many at one time. That would save time.

 
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:24 AM   #9
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Might I suggest that you look into getting an Enolmatic filler? They run just a bit more than the price of a 3 spout filler. There are other advantages (like degassing) and it can be used to do a transfer racking as well.

I own 2 of them. They are great!
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:53 AM   #10
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We use the 2 bottle express fill. Here is a link to it so you can read about it.

http://morewinemaking.com/products/x...r-2-spout.html

 
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