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Is it safe to buy Chinese equipment?

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European-made vs. American-made equipment?

There is a lot of discussion between Chinese-made and American-made equipment. What about machines and equipment made in Italy or Germany versus ones

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Do manual and semi-auto bottle-fillers gauge a liquid's volume automatically? Can I set my filler to fill only 750 ml of wine and have it gauge that amount without me having to eye-ball the level?

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What's the best entry level beer bottle filling machine out there?

Looking for a legit machine, not a Beer Gun or a MoreBeer counter pressure filler.

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Is it safe to buy used equipment?

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How should I package my product?

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What are gravity vs. overflow vs. pump liquid fillers?

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Do any suppliers rent bottle filling machines?

My business is interested in renting a bottle filler for a couple months.

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What is a counter pressure filler?

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What type of equipment do I need to begin a commercial Kombucha company?

I would like to start a Kombucha brewing company here in Hawaii. Please give me advice on what equipment I need to begin a commercial business. Thank

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In terms of bottles-per-hour, what's a rule of thumb for the max BPH that I could handle using a manual powered labeler?

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When it comes to bottling beer, what is double pre-evacuation?

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Hi all, I'm in the early stages of planning a craft brewery. When purchasing a fully automated bottling line, will the seller usually help with the setup, installation, and post-installation testing of the system?

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Can foil labels be handled using typical labeling systems?

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What's the major difference between short tube and long-tube bottle filling systems?

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What's the difference between a turnkey system vs. a monoblock machine?

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How does a net weight filler work?

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Can anyone help me with assembling a bottle filling unit?

I'm located out of St. Petersburg, FL and need help putting together my new bottle filler, capper, and heat reduction unit. Any help or direction woul

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How can I find used equipment?

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I need to place labels on both glass and cardboard containers. Would I need to get two separate machines for this, or could this be done using the same system? I'm roughly thinking of handling about 1000 containers per hour each for the glass and cardboard containers.

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I see a lot of filling systems listed as 'automated'. Sorry for my ignorance, but exactly how automated is 'automated'? How many people would be needed to man a shift for bottling about 600 cases of beer (each shift) using an automatic filler?

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I'm in the beginning phase of researching how to bottle my own cold brewed coffee for my cafe in Hawaii on a relatively small scale to start. Can anyone offer advice or resources on everything from how to bottle, shelf life, food safety, and labeling vs. silk screen?

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For an entry level machine (small business), is rotary or inline a better choice?

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What's the difference between a volumetric filling machine and a liquid level filling machine?

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Bottling or canning beer?

We are currently exploring going beyond kegging beer and serving from brite tanks - what are the advantages and disadvantages of canning and bottling

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At what volume production does it make sense to get a case packer?

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My labor costs are around $30/hr - when should I think about investing in an automatic labeling machine?

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I'm trying to setup a 20 barrel brewing operation, with a bottling operation. Based on my own business plan and from speaking with friends, I figure I'm gonna need about $500K to get things started. Can anyone help me with a sanity check on this?

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Is it pretty common to incorporate a thermal print engine into a wine bottle labeling setup for printing UPC bar codes?

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At what production levels does it make sense to move from a manual labeling machine to an automatic machine?

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What is an economical way to bottle 750ml bottles from a brite tank?

Looking for about 10-20 bpm, counter pressure filler. Cap finish.

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What's the most accurate way to measure the viscosity of the liquid I need to fill?

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How easy is it to clean juice bottle fillers?

How often should they be cleaned? Are Are there special cleaners or solvents that I'll need to purchase?

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We recently upgraded to a Meheen 4-head filler, and would like to know what other brewers out there have done to set up automatic labeling with this particular system. Previously, we were bottling using a single-head filler, hand-labeling with pressure sensitive labels, which was all we needed at the time. Now that we have this new system tho, we'd like to know what our labeling options are to create a more streamlined system.

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What is a ROPP capper?

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I'm working on a business plan for a medium-sized organic soda factory. Is there special consideration to be made for bottling equipment for carbonated beverages?

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I need to add tamper-evident bands to my bottles. Would this require a separate system altogether, or could I incorporate something into my existing labeler?

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Trying to evaluate advantages and disadvantages of cold glue labeling system vs hot melt system. Any thoughts?

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Anyone have any experience with mobile bottling services?

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For bottle fillers, what's the difference between a semi-automatic and automatic line?

We are negotiating new distribution in 5 states so we need to expand from a manual gravity filler to something with more capacity. What are the econom

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For beer filling on a commercial scale, is it highly recommended to use a double pre-evacuation filling setup? Are there major downsides to not using double pre-evac?

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How feasible is it to upgrade bottle filling machinery? I'm currently thinking of getting a 600 BPM beer filling machine. Once my brewery gains traction, would it be easy to upgrade my system to a bigger and faster system using some of the components of the existing system?

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I want to open a drinking water business in our small town, how do I start, and what kind of bottling machines I can use?

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What are the rules and regulations for refilling beer bottles?

I know there are certain regulations about the types of bottles you can use and can't use.

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Hoses for XPRESS FILL XF2500?

I PURCHASED THE XPRESS FILL XF2500. What hoses do I neeed: How do I attach them to the machine: What attachments do I need to attach hoses. Where

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What's the difference between inline and rotary filling?

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For an operation of 2000 BPH, would you recommend a rotary bottle washer or a linear washer?

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I'm seriously considering upgrading my champagne corking system from manual to a more automated setup. What's the minimum recommended bottling capacity that makes sense for a semi-automatic champagne corker?

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Could someone please explain the importance of the neck freezer when bottling champagne?

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Is there a big difference in the price and complexity between regular HTD (heat transfer decorating) and FSHTD (flat-sided heat transfer decorating) labeling machines?

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Are there semi-auto machines which can handle both bottle corking and crowning?

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Do gravity fillers make good wine fillers for a relatively small winery?

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For filling soda bottles, is a liquid level filler a good choice?

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Should I be concerned about the viscosity of my product?

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Do bottle-filler machines that can handle multiple products include self-cleaning systems?

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Do wine bottle filling machines come w/ filtration systems or have the capacity to have a filtration system added later?

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Can a bottle filling machine fill both glass and plastic bottles?

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Is it safe to buy a used filling machine?

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If oxidation isn't an issue, is it possible to avoid purchasing a counter-pressure bottle filler?

What type of filler would work for a product that needs light carbonation (coming from BBT) pushed with Co2?

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What do I need if I’m filling carbonated drinks?

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At what point do I have to move up from semi-automatic to automatic?

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What is the advantage of a monobloc?

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Should I choose a rotary filler or a linear filler?

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Are filling machines suitable for different categories of beverages, like juice and soda?

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What hygiene standard do I need my machine to meet for bottling juice?

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Has anyone out there ever built their own counter-pressure bottle filler? If so, how easy/difficult is it to construct one?

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How do I build my own automatic beer bottling system at home? Is it even possible to do so??

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I'm planning on bottling several 12 oz. beer bottles from every home-brewed batch I keg, and I'm trying to decide between buying a beer gun or a counter-pressure filler to use for this process. Which works better and/or is easier to operate?

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Do I need a beer gun to flush the air out of bottles I'm filling straight from the keg, or is that slightly unnecessary?

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Any good tips to streamline/speed-up the bottling process for a 5 gallon batch?

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Are there any tools that make it easier to bottle a brew?

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Can the filling machine I'm planning on purchasing be used with my existing packaging equipment?

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