So i currently brew extract and i’m looking to get into wine kits as well. Here’s what I’m working with currently:
-3 buckets (which i could be specific with size…they’re 6-6.5 gallon. 2 of 'em have spigots. let me know if you want me to be more precise and i’ll measure it out)
-2 2.5 gallon plastic fermenters (i think that’s the size…Mr. Beer kegs that I got when i first started)
so clearly i could use a carboy and i don’t have the best set up for wine making. what do you all recommend??
here’s what i’m thinking and let me know if there’s a better way.
-buy a 5 gal carboy (better bottle or glass and i’ll throw it in a milk crate)
-buy a 6 gal carboy (" ")
this way for a cheap table wine i’ll use one of the buckets i already have as a primary and then use the 5 gallon carboy as a secondary. i’ll get something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Vino-Italiano-Wee … 147K2I7RA0
and just have a 5 gallon batch since some people recommend that.
but if i want to make something a bit better like a selection estate series. I’ll have a 6 gallon batch going in one of the plastic buckets AND one of the small plastic kegs. and i’ll combine the two after the initial fermentation stage.
would this work? thanks in advance