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#1 Hammered

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 05:30 PM

I don't get credit for this. A good friend who is a real gadget guy got really intrigued by my bottling machine and just had to come up with a way to eliminate the reservoir part of the system and just vacuum the wine into the bottle. He came over yesterday with this setup so excited he was beside himself.

It's simply a bottle spout. He hooked up a filler hose that will go to the carboy/barrel/tank to the spout. Then he took the cork portion off and raised the small air tube up so he could connect this little black adapter (from a mity vac kit), then connected a tube to the vacuum, in this case a mity vac.

If it's connected to a vacuum pump, once wine reaches the little air tube in the bottle, the wine will go into an overflow and as soon as you pull the filler off, the flow stops as long as the tank is lower than the bottle. Probably less than three bucks in parts.

BRILLIANT!!

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 07:31 PM

That's great! Now I have to get a vacuum pump!!
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 05:35 PM

Pretty much the way an Enolmatic works. The Enolmatic has an adjustment to set the depth of the overflow tube so that you can adjust the ullage in a bottle. Another key item is to be able to have a bleed valve in your vacuum line behind the overflow reservoir. This allows you to adjust the flow rate. Too fast and you get a lot of foam and your ullage level will vary a lot.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 09:03 AM

Does any one have a exploded view if the part that goes in to the bottle or one from the Enolmatic filler?
or some info on how it stops when it is filled?
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 01:50 PM

Does any one have a exploded view if the part that goes in to the bottle or one from the Enolmatic filler?
or some info on how it stops when it is filled?
thanks

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They don't stop when filling with a vacuum pump, so you have to have an overflow container. But as soon as you pull the filler out of the bottle it should stop flowing as long as the contributing container is lower than the filler. (siphon goes back to the larger container.)

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