I'm not talking about pouring a beer--in the context of rinsing or sanitizing bottles, I'm not quite satisfied just holding each bottle upside down while I wait for the glug-glug-glug of water and air taking turns through the bottleneck. So, short of anything destructive (no shotgunning of bottles) what's method will get me through this the fastest?
Swirl the bottle. I like to point the bottle down, and draw a circle with it, so to speak. The centrifugal force of the circular motion pushes the beer to the bottle walls and created a void in the center, where air can enter.
Pros: Seems to be the fastest method I've tried.
Cons: Is the extra energy worth the time savings? Am I really saving time, when I have to start the whirlpool for each bottle? Do I have the coordination to empty one in each hand without breaking bottles?
I'm going with the swirl! It makes a HUGE difference when dumping 6 liter bottles (I put a 5 gallon batch in 3 of these bad-boys):
The reason the swirl works with these is because they're so fat. Now, it doesn't work when you first turn them over. But once about half of the glugging is done, you can muscle a swirl and the liquid tornadoes out of there on the last third!
Might sound like the voice of experience...a friend of mine knows the MillerCoors guy, and these home drafts are not selling very well. So the distributor picks up the bottles, dumps them, and my friend takes out the 'trash', so to speak. And so I get bottles with sour beer that needs oxyclean in the worst way. Then, of course, plenty of rinsing.
How fancy do you want to get? I have a friend that has a low power compressor that he has hooked up to a faucet bottle washer, next to the actual bottle washer. This way, he gets the washing done on one nozzle, and then he's able to force liquid out with the other one.
Pros: Fast and easy once set up and will speed up the entire process
Cons: Expensive and difficult to set up initially.
I myself have never gone to that extreme.