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  1. #1
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    Default Automation in Bottling

    I am currently bottling with a Maxant bottling tank and no drip valve. This is fine, but I would like to consider some automation in the bottling process. Without having to mortgage the farm, is there an entry level machine where you just feed the bottles in one side and pick up filled bottles at the other side?

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    Default Re: Automation in Bottling

    We are quite happy with the Nassenheider Fill-up/Mann Lake EZ-fill. We place the jars under it by hand, but you can get a rotary table for it for greater automation. It will pump honey well at quite low temperatures. We usually bottle around 75degF with it. Here's a video of it with the table:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGQnKwYYGPY
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    Adam - Zone 5A
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    Default Re: Automation in Bottling

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    Default Re: Automation in Bottling

    Quote Originally Posted by zhiv9 View Post
    We are quite happy with the Nassenheider Fill-up/Mann Lake EZ-fill. We place the jars under it by hand, but you can get a rotary table for it for greater automation. It will pump honey well at quite low temperatures. We usually bottle around 75degF with it. Here's a video of it with the table:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGQnKwYYGPY
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    zhiv9, do you draw out of buckets or do you have a tank set up to draw out of?

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    Default Re: Automation in Bottling

    Quote Originally Posted by thedudeabides View Post
    I am currently bottling with a Maxant bottling tank and no drip valve. This is fine, but I would like to consider some automation in the bottling process. Without having to mortgage the farm, is there an entry level machine where you just feed the bottles in one side and pick up filled bottles at the other side?
    did you purchase a automated bottler?

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    Default Re: Automation in Bottling

    Quote Originally Posted by adamant View Post
    zhiv9, do you draw out of buckets or do you have a tank set up to draw out of?
    We draw out of a tank for plain liquid honey and we use this funnel for creamed, flavoured, and varietal:

    http://bee.nassenheider.com/artikels/view/2/5/1/3/0/188

    The funnel holds a 15kg/12l (33lb, 3gal) pail of honey with room to spare. To use the funnel you need the taller version of the Fill-up stand.
    Adam - Zone 5A
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