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What do you use to age your red wine?
Sep 2nd, 2019 at 10:32am
 
What are the common alternatives to an Oak barrel to age red wine?

Demijohns/carboys? or Jerry cans?

And where do you buy them.

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Re: What do you use to age your red wine?
Reply #1 - Sep 2nd, 2019 at 12:31pm
 
I think glass demijohns is the best choice for long term storage and is what I use but you could use PETs.

It is a very long time since I have had to buy any, to give you an idea I got mine from Boots when they did home brew which was almost 20 years ago.

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Re: What do you use to age your red wine?
Reply #2 - Sep 15th, 2019 at 4:11pm
 
Hi Jimmy,
   Storage and ageing depends on how much liquid your talking about, if its a small amount then DJ's are great as Wurzel states.

Anything bigger can stored in 20 or 25 Litre food grade containers with airtight lids, dont bother trying to buy them just ask at local factories,warehouses etc (they throw them away).

I also use office water bottles caps can be found on ebay.

You can even immerse Oak or add Oak chips when maturing.

Just make sure to leave as little airspace as you can.

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