Are you an amateur or professional home brewer? Maybe just a beer enthusiast? This is the 6 pack holder/tote/caddy you deserve!
Before I start, I just want to give a huge thanks to WRIGHTMEDIA for his inspired design. How the bottles actually screw into the holders is pure genius and my remix only adds a few small touches to pretty well a perfect design. Cheers my friend!
So what does this/my design offer? At home we have a super tiny beer fridge (which quite frankly is the bane of my existence) which my father adores. The problem is most standard six pack holders/totes/caddies will not fit in length or height wise without moving shelves or being able to close the door (hence my desire to dispose of said fridge). I love beer. But do you know what I love more? Cold beer. So this design will fit lengthways and has a folding handle so it will also fit height wise as well. It is also very esky (cooler?) friendly as well as being super strong for carting your beers from said brew-shed to beer fridge. My design also allows you to swap out the "Beer Slots" should they get worn with use (maybe not a problem with ABS but PLA isn't quite as hard wearing) so the design is quite modular in that aspect.
To assemble the design, you will need 14x "20mm M3 cap screws" (Do yourself a favour here and get a Phillips head style for use with a screwdriver) and 14x "M3 Nuts". No glue required for this one Ladies and Gents!
This design should fit any beer that uses a standard crown seal, but please test and let me know what does and doesn't work! Our testing was with recycled 375ml "Crownies" (Crown Lager) bottles from Australia.
Happy printing, happy brewing and happy drinking!
P.s: A few people have asked me about laying the beers down on their side (and technically this design will work with that) however the particular beers we brew (mainly Pale Ale, Black and Lagers) go through secondary fermentation to produce "in bottle" carbon dioxide rather than having a secondary gassing process with a cylinder/tank like a kegerator. This does leave you with a bit of sediment (maltodextrin and a touch of yeast mostly) on the bottom of the bottle that when laid on it's side isn't the most aesthetically pleasing thing. That's why we prefer to stand our beers up so when you pour them into a glass you only get the amber goodness that is the beer, none of the cloudiness. :)
Edit: I have also included an extra file. Part 1 (Base and hinge Extended Edition) adds just a little bit more room between bottles if yours are a little bit bigger and it is a tight squeeze.
Wanhao Duplicator I3 (Cocoon Create)
This model was designed using a combination 123D design and MeshMixer. All parts have been run through NetFabb to catch any processing errors that may have occured. :)