Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bottling Mead

The Meadery of The Rockies has a fancy, Italian-made, complicated device where the bottles go for filling, capping, and labeling.  It takes a couple of hours to get it all set up and then it moves very quickly, filling 2500 bottles per hour with a staff of six humans assisting.  The holder for the corks or caps has to be refilled and two people work at the end to put the bottles into boxes.  The others deal with whatever comes along that needs done.  This photo shows the beginning of the process where the mead goes into the bottles.      We only saw it work in slow motion and even that was quite impressive.  Now if we could just time it to see it in "real" operation . . . . . 

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