Vinator Bottle Rinser

SKU: 7255

Reservoir with self-priming pump shoots a stream of sanitizer or rinse water when a bottle pushes down the nozzle.

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Vinator Bottle Rinser


Reservoir with self-priming pump shoots a stream of sanitizer solution, sulfite solution, or rinse water when a bottle pushes down the nozzle. Mounts on the top section of the Bottle Tree (not the Economy Bottle Tree).

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Customer Reviews

Great concept but needs perfecting. Review by Brian
As others have stated, initial assembly is a bit tricky. The spring has a tight fit and is difficult to seat properly. Some of the injection-molded parts had flash from the mold that I needed to trim off. It has a tendency to spray foam as you're lifting the bottle upwards. It seems the addition of an o-ring could prevent that. Overall, however, it did save a lot of time. I double-rinsed each bottle and set in a Fast-Rack to drain. I did enough bottles (52) for a 5 gallon batch, and then bottled. Quick! Easy! Awesome!! (Posted on 2/7/15)
Mediocre equipment upgrade Review by Ed
I was looking for an inexpensive way to make my bottling day quicker. This didn't take much time off my bottling day, but it does help my back some. Before having this, I'd take a dozen beer bottles, dump them in a 5-gallon bucket of Star San, wait 2 minutes, dump the Star San out of the beer bottles and back into the bucket, place on bottling tree and repeat. Having to do that 50 times per batch got annoying and tiring on my back having to bend over to fill and dump each beer bottle.

That being said, I still have to squirt all 50 beer bottles 3-4 times because the stream of solution doesn't seem to get all the sides of the beer bottle with the Star San.

So, it saves my back, which is nice and maybe 10 minutes off the bottling day. I don't regret buying it and for $20, it's not a rip off, but I was hoping for a much shorter bottling day and more efficiency from its stream. (Posted on 1/10/15)
5 stars for the bottle bidet Review by Steve
Extremely fast & efficient way to thoroughly sanitize your bottles (Posted on 2/3/14)
Decent quality, handy for quick sanitization Review by Jeffrey
A little tricky to put together (didn't think to read the comments on here first), but once assembled, pretty handy to have. The materials are decent (not great), but I'm not entirely convinced by the design. The base is pretty small and not super stable (I don't use a bottle tree). I'm a little wary of how much contact it really provides. Since bottlenecks have some room to spare around the pump, I rotate the bottle as I push down the nozzle several times to try to maximize contact. I do think it's worth having for bottling, but I'm a bit disappointed in the quality. (Posted on 1/13/14)
Good product. Review by Daniel
Works great, but would like to see a stainless version in the future. (Posted on 12/14/13)
Time Saver Review by michael
The Vinator Bottle Rinser saves a bunch of time during bottling day. Definitely worth the money. (Posted on 12/13/13)
Awesome Value Review by James
This bottle rinser is worth its weight in gold. It is an awesome value, and makes bottle sanitizing quick and easy. Fast and simple to use. (Posted on 11/24/13)
Works well once assembly properly Review by Ray
I was very frustrated with this product until I read other reviews here that said "make sure the spring is seated all the way". Once I gave the spring a couple of turns. It no longer would bend or snap out of place.

Also you need to make sure you prime it good. It will take about 4 or 5 slow pumps to get enough fluid in to the internal reservoir.

Once those two things where done properly...worked like a dream. (Posted on 10/23/13)
super easy to use Review by The Wire Monkey
I didn't have the assembly problems others have mentioned. It worked right away and provides a strong jet for cleaning 12oz bottles. (Posted on 10/15/13)
Saves Time and Effort Review by Bill
Despite the lack of directions, the unit is very easy to assemble. Like others have noted, the spring is a bit fussy, but once fully assembled, it worked like a charm. For a relatively cheap product, it is very useful and does its job well. (Posted on 10/12/13)
rinser Review by owen
worked good saved time. (Posted on 9/2/13)
Saves some time and cleaning product. Review by Mudflap
Got this with the economy bottle tree for Christmas. First time i used it no problem. The second time I had some issues relative to the spring and couldn't get it to prime. A few reassemblies later got it to work again. No problems since as I now take time to make sure it's assembled accurately.

Before bottling I use PBW in the sink to wash the bottles with the brush and then StarSan in the Vinator after a potable water rinse. Right from the tree to bottling. Doing this in a 2 person operation bottles are ready in no time. (Posted on 3/17/13)
Great Device Review by J Warren
Once you assemble it, with a bit of patience as to not bend the spring, and prime the pump, you are on your way to sanitizing bottles with just a couple of pumps. I set the Vinator up in between my bottle tree and bottling bucket. I grab a clean bottle off the tree, place it on the Vinator, pump a few times, let it drain and then procede to fill the bottle off the bucket. I bottled 15 gallons by my lonesome and could not have done it without the help of the Vinator. It made for a less frustrating experience for sure!! (Posted on 2/20/13)
Good, but difficult to put together Review by Evan
This product works great, but after trial and error. It took about 8-10 tried to get the spring seated properly, which is not an easy task. Other than that, it squirts water/sanitizer like it is supposed to. (Posted on 2/14/13)
Sanitizing made easy Review by ScottWD
The Vinator is a great investment for any home-brewer that bottles for carbonation. The time saved in sanitizing pays for the product within two brews. So fast and easy. The only drawback was in the assembly. The spring does not sit in the groove on the base very well. It popped out once during assembly but stayed seated in the groove during use. (Posted on 2/4/13)
Works Great If . . . . Review by Schwartzie
The spring needs to be completely seated (i.e., screwed into) in the plunger. If that is done, the spring will be the proper length and will not bend during assembly.

If your spring is bending, it is not properly seated in the plunger . . .

Also, the device is not compatible with PET bottles as is because the bottle openings are too wide for the plunger stops. That shortcoming can be resolved by slipping some 3/4 PVC plumbing fittings over the plunger. (Posted on 11/3/12)
A time saver for bottlers Review by Otis
I bottle my homebrew, and what a hassle to sanitize bottles in a bucket or cooler. One batch I borrowed this model from a friend, so much easier. Liked it so much, I bought my own, worth the time you save.

The borrowed unit did have the bent spring. Before using mine I put a 3/4 inch copper coupling over the base nub and the spring into that. No spring bending, and didn't interfere with pump action. No spring trimming required. (Posted on 10/13/12)
Love it Review by Marc
I love this product. Saved me a lot of time.
(Posted on 6/9/12)
Time Saver and convenient Review by Brandon
I dont disassemble it, why bother? All its got in it is Star San, nothing to clean, so I dump the extra Star San back into the container I store my mixture in.
I rinse my bottles very well after using them, so there is no gunk on them when I sanitize them.

Dunk, spritz a couple of time, next bottle. I can sanitize 5 gallons worth pretty fast. (Posted on 5/31/12)
Can't justify it. Review by Jingleberry
It's a neat concept and I've read great things about it but it seems time consuming still. On my bottling day I have milk crates lined up filled with bottles and a 5 gallon bucket with my sanitizing solution. I drop as many bottles into the bucket as I can and when I bottle I pull a bottle out, drain it and drop a new one in as I'm filling up my beer. Plenty of contact time to keep things extra clean and no need for a vinator or bottling tree. I do it this way because 1) It's very convenient, but 2) I'm using a lot of sanitizer anyways to get all my containers and equipment prepped. (Posted on 2/12/12)
huge time saver Review by Mike
I used this vinator rinser for about 6 times, I disassembled the vinator each time and cleaned it.

On the last cleaning job and dis-assembly was left with a ball valve as an extra piece. The ball value in the base was still in place so figured it belonged in the white tip part.

I could not get it to work. I was set up to bottle and the thing did not work despite every configuration I tried.

Found a solution on homebrew talk! Put the second ball valve in the white tip with the smooth side facing toward the bottom. This saved the day.

This implies the second ball valve came out after about 6 uses.

Also as others have noted, the spring is too long. At this point my spring is bent a bit and will work on or off the base fine, as you do not have to depress the plunger fully to sanitize once primed. The second ball valve holds the sanitizer solution in the pump.
(Posted on 1/21/12)
Took an hour off my bottling time. Review by Brady
This product is a time saving beer bottling masterpiece. It literally help me save at least an hour on my bottling time.
The spring is a little long I thing but otherwise performed nicely. (Posted on 1/5/12)
Worked well for one year Review by Jclaine
I picked one of these up mid/late summer last year and it was working awesome, until this morning. When I went to assemble the top of the bottle tree for a bottling session I noticed the male plastic threads on the bottom of the injector piece was broken (2mm gap in between threads) but was still attached. I hopefully screwed it in and it seemed to hold just fine until I started to sanitize bottles; six bottles in it popped and is now seemingly pertinently busto.

I expected this to last a bit longer considering for the price it's just some molded plastic and a spring. I would switch to kegs but until I move I am stuck bottling and looks like there is no alternative or replacement parts for this either so I am stuck buying another full assembly so I can bottle today. Not pleased. (Posted on 8/15/11)
Time Saver Review by AdamU
Great product. Difficult to put together the first time. Getting the spring set correctly was difficult, but once I figured it out, it has become old hat. After hand sanitizing using a bucket full of sanitizer and taking way to much time, I will never look back. (Posted on 4/29/11)
Awesome tool Review by Jeffro the Pagan
Fits perfectly on the big bottle tree and makes sanitizing much quicker. Highly recommended with a tree. (Posted on 3/30/11)
So handy Review by bigwookie
I regret that I bought this elsewhere, but being new to NB I know where to shop.

OK... the vinator wil save you a lot of time and hassle. Just add a few cups or so of your sanitizing mix and flop a bottle on the plastic jet valve. Give a few sprays into your bottle and simply load the bottle onto your bottle tree. How simple is that? ... very!

My only concern is the spring seems to not load very easily/straight into the housing base. I may be loading it incorrectly, but it just doesn't seem to sit well. The top part loads fine.

So to me a 4 1/2 stars. (Posted on 3/27/11)
good product, just unscrew between uses Review by crasher1339
Works great, but make sure to unscrew the pump mechanism from the base between uses. If left on, the tension from the spring will eventually crack the base of the pump, rendering it useless; this happened to the first one I bought. Wish someone had told me about it. (Posted on 2/28/11)
Great if you don't have a dishwasher with a heating element Review by sdbh
Well, we upgraded the dishwasher to a model that didn't have a heating element...well that pretty much makes it useless for sanitizing bottles, this is the next best thing and possibly better. I can clean and sanitize 50 bottles in about 20 minutes, a lot faster than my dishwasher did.

Plus it attaches every so nicely to the bottle tree and it's Italian!
(Posted on 2/7/11)
should have got this sooner Review by Charles
I used to use bleach to sanitize on bottling day. Soak and rinse 3 times - each bottle! Now I save tons of time and water. Wish I used this sooner. (Posted on 2/6/11)

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