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Old 13-07-2007, 12:56 AM posted to rec.crafts.winemaking
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Guys I was joking about the 65G barrel (i do have it though) as a
primary.

but it got me to thinking, wouldnt larger primaries (and secondaries)
help balance out fruit? one sour plum in a 10g primary will have more
effect than in a 65g primary.

and to gather 65g worth of secondaries?!!!?!! I'd need to sell a
kidney to get an addition tot eh house just for storages 780 bottles
of wine...... PER SEASON!!!!!!


(drinks maybe 2 bottles a year)


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To say nothing about how difficult it would be to lift the secondary up
to the table level so you could rack it. :*)

Does make sense, probably why wineries don't have bad batches as often
as home winers.

DAve

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Guys I was joking about the 65G barrel (i do have it though) as a
primary.

but it got me to thinking, wouldnt larger primaries (and secondaries)
help balance out fruit? one sour plum in a 10g primary will have more
effect than in a 65g primary.

and to gather 65g worth of secondaries?!!!?!! I'd need to sell a
kidney to get an addition tot eh house just for storages 780 bottles
of wine...... PER SEASON!!!!!!


(drinks maybe 2 bottles a year)

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Old 14-07-2007, 02:56 AM posted to rec.crafts.winemaking
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Tater

You only drink 2 bottles per year ?? Here is what to do:
Throw out the 65G barrel to make some extra storage
space. Get a food grade 5 gallon plastic bucket and three
1 gallon jugs. With this you can make two 1 gallon batches
per year. 2 gallons equals 10 bottles of wine. That way
you can give away 80% of your annual production and
still have the 2 bottles you need for yourself !! hehehe ;o)

Frederick


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Guys I was joking about the 65G barrel (i do have it though) as a
primary.

but it got me to thinking, wouldnt larger primaries (and secondaries)
help balance out fruit? one sour plum in a 10g primary will have more
effect than in a 65g primary.

and to gather 65g worth of secondaries?!!!?!! I'd need to sell a
kidney to get an addition tot eh house just for storages 780 bottles
of wine...... PER SEASON!!!!!!


(drinks maybe 2 bottles a year)



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On Jul 12, 7:56 pm, Tater wrote:
Guys I was joking about the 65G barrel (i do have it though) as a
primary.

but it got me to thinking, wouldnt larger primaries (and secondaries)
help balance out fruit? one sour plum in a 10g primary will have more
effect than in a 65g primary.

and to gather 65g worth of secondaries?!!!?!! I'd need to sell a
kidney to get an addition tot eh house just for storages 780 bottles
of wine...... PER SEASON!!!!!!

(drinks maybe 2 bottles a year)


To answer the question; absolutely, the bigger the batch the better
the chances are that anomalies will be absorbed. The biggest barrel I
might buy keeps bouncing around in my mind; 30 gallons -12. There is
a nice barrel from Hungary that holds around 12.5 gallons that sure
seems like the perfect size for me but the sucker is around $250.
Some day maybe, but I would buy a crusher before I buy that....

Joe



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