What's your cleaning/sanitizing routine?

Wine Making Talk

Help Support Wine Making Talk:

lepidgeon

Junior
Joined
Jun 5, 2017
Messages
25
Reaction score
1
Hi guys! I find myself spending an hour and a half cleaning and sanitizing my equipment, while making a whole lot of mess with water.

Do you guys have tips on doing everything alone faster and less messy?

Thanks!
 

Smok1

Senior Member
Joined
May 8, 2017
Messages
550
Reaction score
212
Im in the same boat, i feel i spend more time cleaning and santizing than i do actual wine making but i guess thats the name of the game
 

Ajmassa

just a guy
Joined
Oct 25, 2016
Messages
4,125
Reaction score
4,259
Location
S. Jersey/Philadelphia area
You wanna cook you gotta clean. The spray bottles of your sanitizer and cleanser (I use a no-rinse) are time savers. Use my bottle tree to dry. A tray to dry smaller items. Use small 4" diameter pvc pipe sections to dry carboys upside down. And after working just a rinse with hot water to clean everything. Some sessions are quicker than others.
 

lepidgeon

Junior
Joined
Jun 5, 2017
Messages
25
Reaction score
1
The sanitizer I have is only good for 24hours (oxy-san) so i do use the bottle but i have to make almost 4 batches per kit
 

vacuumpumpman

Vendor
Sponsor
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
4,099
Reaction score
1,129
I use the allinonewinepump and pull my santizer thru my racking cane and all my lines as fill up the carboy about 1/4 full - and swish the carboy by hand or I prefer to use the carboy cleaner (drill type).

This whole process takes less than 2 minutes !

I then use the pressurized bottle washer at 45 psi - it santizes in 3-4 seconds per bottle - place them in a milk crate - upside down. Then carry them over to the filling station - turn right side up and start filling - carry to the corking area - then carry to the labeling area

Here is a prior post -

Last night my son and I decided to test our winemaking skills.
We did all this in 2 ½ hours !

Transferred 6 carboys

Sanitized 133 bottles using the pressurized bottle washer

Bottled and corked all 133 bottles, using the new
precision adjustable vacuum control valve with the Allinone

We bottled the following wines

Carmenere – Chilean Juice - 2016
Old Zinfandel / Syrah - Grapes from California - 2015
Malbec – Chilean Juice -2016
Frontenac - Grapes from local vineyard -2014

http://www.winemakingtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=56531
 

Johny99

Junior Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2010
Messages
969
Reaction score
639
I read someplace that it takes 70 gallons of water to make a gallon of wine. Clean, clean, and clean some more. It is part of the game::
 

Latest posts

Top