DIY Bottle Tree for Homebrewing!

by Grimes on March 1, 2011

I enjoyed brewing my first couple batches of homebrew in 2010. Making your own beer is a great way to affordably stock your beer fridge, have some fun, and indulge in the fantasy of kinda sorta maybe being a professional brewery one day. One of the tasks which takes a fair bit of manual labour is sanitizing the bottles. Getting a bottle washer to attach to your laundry basin is a great idea. It pressurizes the water and shoots it up your bottles in a forceful blast. One other handy tool is a bottle tree to hang your wet (and clean!) bottles upside down to dry. If you don’t have one you have to MacGyver a makeshift draining method. For me this usually involves putting bottles in a box upside down but struggling with them to ensure they remain standing instead of toppling over. A bottle tree is clearly the best option but I refuse to pay what they cost (anywhere from $30-50+, plus shipping) as I was sure there was a cheaper way to do it myself. A friend sent me this link yesterday, which was exactly what I was looking for, coming in nicely under $20 with only a few supplies.

Check out the DIY Monster Bottle TreeHomebrewtalk.com

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