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Old 08-29-2017, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default Best Way to Fill Bottles in Bulk?

I'm planning to make a large batch (almost 2 gallons) of aftershave splash that I intend to bottle in 60+ 4oz Boston round bottles.

What's the easiest way to fill so many bottles? I was originally going to use a small funnel and a glass beaker. But that seems kind of cumbersome and ultimately messy.

Then I was thinking maybe a common 2-gallon ice tea and lemonade dispenser with a spout at the bottom. But I'm still thinking there must be a better approach.

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Old 08-29-2017, 11:01 PM   #2
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What about a plastic condiment bottle? The kind with the small pointed tip. That way you can eliminate the funnel.


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Find a home brew or wine making shop and buy something called a bottling wand and some hose. The bottling wand has a little valve at the end to make filling much easier.
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Now that I'm at a PC instead of a phone, I can give a bit more info on that bottling wand.

Here's a version with a spring but there are also all-plastic ones that just use gravity to close. For either of them, pushing down against the bottom of the bottle opens the valve for flow and lifting stops it. Not only does it stop (most of) the drippy mess, it also maintains the siphon as you move from bottle to bottle.
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