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Brian P
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Racking and storing.
Jan 18th, 2022 at 12:47pm
 
Sorry not posted recently as everything has been ticking along very nicely.
An issue I have now is that Iíve racked my sloe wine for the second time and now storing until bottling.
I have one full demijohn and one 3/4 full - do I have to find another container that I can fill, bottle whatís left or can I leave the space in the demijohn?
I think I know the answer as being the first two.

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Reply #1 - Jan 18th, 2022 at 1:54pm
 
3/4 full is too much head space so what you have suggested in finding a smaller container and bottling the rest is the way to go!  Wink
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Reply #2 - Jan 18th, 2022 at 8:06pm
 
I may get shot for this, but I often use empty 2ltr Coke bottles (well washed etc, of course) for "bulk" storage.† This I find especially useful if/when you haven't topped up your 4.5ltr recipes.† 2 x 2ltrs for bulk storage and a small "sample" to ..... sample, as an early indication of what the finished product will be like.
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Reply #3 - Jan 18th, 2022 at 9:20pm
 
Bit of a geek wrote on Jan 18th, 2022 at 8:06pm:
I may get shot for this, but I often use empty 2ltr Coke bottles (well washed etc, of course) for "bulk" storage.† This I find especially useful if/when you haven't topped up your 4.5ltr recipes.† 2 x 2ltrs for bulk storage and a small "sample" to ..... sample, as an early indication of what the finished product will be like.


You won't get shot for that mate..... no problem at all!† Wink
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Reply #4 - Jan 18th, 2022 at 11:11pm
 
Thank you for your feedback and itís much appreciated.

I have one bunged demijohn with four corked bottles plus a small tomato juice bottle as a sample. Oh a large glass with my lunch too.
The coke bottles is a great idea - thanks bit of a geek.
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Reply #5 - Jan 19th, 2022 at 10:13pm
 
If there were more winemakers and beermakers there would be a world shortage of PET bottles, they are the most incredibly useful items, 2lt for storage, 1lt small overflow amount, 500ml for beer, I use 1lt Pelegrino water bottles for my IPA and Lager, totes brilliant and they don't break!!!!

Also useful as cloches in the garden, 500ml drip feed bottles for hanging baskets, impromptu funnels, fine spray watering for seedlings(make holes in cap with a hot needle) even as "Pantiles" remove top and bottom, slice down one side, open and fold to make crease opposite the cut and overlap(or not sealing with silicone) securing to wooden frame with roofing nails. Wink
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