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Vance G
11-04-2013, 08:50 PM
All I would need to do is get a trail cam and put it on my brewspace to record my antics while working on my various batches. Now how do you REAL meadmakers handle racking that last split size bottle out of a 3 gallon better bottle? There is not enough mead left in the bottle to keep prime in the autosiphon. The poly hose is threatening to tip over that mini bottle and the better bottle needs to be kept tilted and unright and with my third and fourth hands I need to pump the autosiphon. Well I was doing all that when the carboy started going over and my juggling went awry. I am sure someone would pay money for footage of a comical old fat man managing to let things fly apart to the point he empties a bottle of mead down the front of his pants! Well damn the oxidation and full steam ahead! I have a funnel for future events.

joemirando
11-04-2013, 09:13 PM
...I am sure someone would pay money for footage of a comical old fat man managing to let things fly apart to the point he empties a bottle of mead down the front of his pants!...

Okay Vance, how exactly did you get ME involved in this? <lol>

Joe

Chevette Girl
11-04-2013, 09:51 PM
LOL ;D

This is one of the reasons I use little wooden wedges under whatever I'm siphoning from, and will often pin whatever I'm siphoning to in between other full bottles so it can't fall over... I also shortened my favourite racking hose by about a foot and a half because movement in the slack could knock over a full-size empty bottle if I wasn't careful (and I'm a klutz even when I am careful).

About the only thing there is I have not managed to upend mead down my pants. Knocking stuff over and not having enough hands? All the damn time.

Noe Palacios
11-04-2013, 11:27 PM
All I would need to do is get a trail cam and put it on my brewspace to record my antics while working on my various batches. Now how do you REAL meadmakers handle racking that last split size bottle out of a 3 gallon better bottle? There is not enough mead left in the bottle to keep prime in the autosiphon. The poly hose is threatening to tip over that mini bottle and the better bottle needs to be kept tilted and unright and with my third and fourth hands I need to pump the autosiphon. Well I was doing all that when the carboy started going over and my juggling went awry. I am sure someone would pay money for footage of a comical old fat man managing to let things fly apart to the point he empties a bottle of mead down the front of his pants! Well damn the oxidation and full steam ahead! I have a funnel for future events.

Hello Vance G:

I use to leave "Devil's Share" to the devil.

Saludes,

MikeTheElder
11-05-2013, 07:55 PM
I drink those last dregs as long as the lees didn't turn it into mud.

LOL

Odin drank ALL the Mead including the dregs, I wouldn't want to upset the big guy.

Noe Palacios
11-05-2013, 09:52 PM
I drink those last dregs as long as the lees didn't turn it into mud.

LOL

Odin drank ALL the Mead including the dregs, I wouldn't want to upset the big guy.

MikeTheElder: It's a free world.

Saludes,

WVMJack
11-06-2013, 04:20 AM
Dont you guys have duct tape or is it to cold already up there to use it? WVMJ

kudapucat
11-06-2013, 05:01 AM
I use an enol-matic.
The thing's worth a million bucks to me!

It's technically a bottle filler, but with 1 extra fitting, it racks quite nicely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87du_AE7iAc

MikeTheElder
11-06-2013, 02:37 PM
Seriously though, as I've gotten older, lifting full carboys kills my back and racking, bottling etc is sometimes a pain in another anatomical place.

I have often wondered if there is a better way, I got to thinking and remember once seeing an antique apparatus on some TV show that was basically a metal framework with a pivoting "basket"(for lack of a better term) that held the carboy up off the ground and you could tilt it without lifting, wedges or pants-soaking.

I assume something could be designed and built that does the same thing, with minimal effort..

I have an old worn out kettle barbeque that needs to be replaced but the legs and wheels are still good, maybe it could be repurposed?

Chevette Girl
11-07-2013, 01:04 AM
I want to design and fabricate a carboy tilter that's got a crank or something that can be operated one-handed while the other hand is holding things in place or whatever. I have ideas but not really the time to mess with it...

MikeTheElder
11-07-2013, 05:04 PM
I want to design and fabricate a carboy tilter that's got a crank or something that can be operated one-handed while the other hand is holding things in place or whatever. I have ideas but not really the time to mess with it...

That is part of my idea, a carboy mover/tilter with 2 wheels on one end to move carboys both not roll all over and a sort of pivoting ratchet type thing to tilt with one hand and locks in place without needing to do anything else.

It would hold the carboy about 3 feet off the floor so it would be high enough to rack to another carboy by siphon action but not tall enough to be too top heavy.