Bottle Rinser (Sulfiter) by Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies

Bottle Rinser (Sulfiter) by Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies

Bottle Rinser (Sulfiter) by Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies

  • Easy to use
  • Allows you to sanitize enough bottles for an entire batch of beer or wine in just minutes
  • Helps speed up the bottling process

This unit fits nicely on the top of either of our trees. It makes sanitizing bottles a breeze. Simply fill the reservoir with a sanitizing solution, sulfite solution, or rinse water; then take a bottle, push down on the white shaft, and the solution is injected into the bottle. Then hang the bottle back on the tree to drip dry. This easy-to-use device allows you to sanitize enough bottles for an entire batch of beer or wine in just minutes.

List Price: $ 18.99

Price: $ 9.74

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Andrew Jackson

39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
The problem with the spring, November 19, 2012
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Andrew Jackson
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Most of the negative reviews I’ve read about this pertain to the spring being too long, or the seat for the spring being too shallow. Neither of these is the case, the problem is that the spring doesn’t go into the plunger far enough, unless you talk it into it. First couple of times I put this together just to see if it would even work I had the same problem of the spring not seating, and the mechanism being very ratchety (is that a word?). I then noticed the spring only went up into the plunger about a cm, so a whole lot of spring was sticking out. A spring is an inclined plane (like a screw) so I tried twisting the spring into the plunger, it worked, the spring went about 2/3 of the way into the plunger, leaving a lot less hangin’ out. Seated the little booger, screwed together fine with no seating problems, sanitized 60 bottles in about 15 mintues. Worked without a flaw. Try it, it might be the answer for you.
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F. Carothers

31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars
works pretty well, August 22, 2012
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F. Carothers (Shippensburg, PA, USA) –
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I thought I would provide a comment to offset some of the more negative comments regarding this product. We’ve used this sprayer for about 4 years and processed hundreds of bottles. The sprayer worked very well. It provided a high velocity spray that hit the bottom of the bottle and splashed out to coat the sides of the bottle. I would not rely on it for cleaning a bottle, but it did a very good job of distributing a mild sulfate solution inside the bottle prior to filling with wine. The spring appears a bit long, and it does not have a specific seat into which it sits when assembling the unit, but it all goes together pretty easily. After several years of use, my sprayer does not seal as well as when new and some water sprays out of the top of the larger white colored plastic cylinder. It still works, but takes more effort and does not have as much spray power. However, I cannot imagine a better product for the purpose, thus I am planning to purchase a new sprayer as a replacement. One other note–we use the “tree” to hold the newly cleaned bottles. The tree provides a platform for mounting the sprayer and holds a lot of bottles. Well worth the purchase.

Update: Upon receipt of a new bottle rinser, I was disappointed to find that some of the negative comments are applicable. Compared to my original unit, the new unit has a spring that appears to be a bit longer. The main problem with the new unit, however, is that the spring will not remain seated directly below the plunger (the tall thin section that goes into the bottle). I solved the problem by using the spring and base (red plate section) from my old rinser along with the plunger from the new rinser. The end result is a unit that works perfectly because the spring stays in place below the plunger instead of slipping off. If not for the parts from my old rinser, the new unit would not have worked properly.

Recommendation: Don’t buy this item until the spring support is modified to hold the spring properly. Just put about three ounces of sulfate solution into a bottle, shake it, then use a small funnel to transfer the solution to the next bottle until all bottles have been rinsed. Process is about as simple as using this rinser, even when it works properly. The drying tree is still well worth the purchase, regardless of the process used to rinse the bottles.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant design ruined by a budget cutter, August 13, 2012
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This product takes most of the work out of bottle sanitization. Unfortunately, the spring provided is entirely inappropriate for the device. it’s narrow and long and there’s no place to maintain a proper footing. The spring became hopelessly bent the first time I used it, badly reducing the volume of sanitizer that’s pumped.

I didn’t want to give up on the bottle rinser, so I decided to replace the spring. A VERY EXPENSIVE CURE, as it turns out, because springs are sold in 10-packs.

Compression Spring, 302 Stainless Steel, Inch, 1.46″ OD, 0.112″ Wire Size (Pack of 10)

Best wishes to all who asked for one of these springs. The last one has been promised Oct 1.

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