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Old 11-05-2009, 04:42 PM   #1
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I would like to bulk-age some wine in gallon glass jugs. How would I seal them for medium-term storage, say 6 to 12 months. Screw caps that comes with them or solid rubber bungs or air lock and check the water occasionally or what would you all recommend?

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Old 11-05-2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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Better make sure it's dead-still if you use screw caps. A gallon jug won't take much CO2 pressure.

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Yep... just keep fluid in the airlock and you are golden.

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Sounds good. Thanks. Will gallon jugs be large enough to give me benefit of bulk aging like not needing to degas so much?

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Sounds good. Thanks. Will gallon jugs be large enough to give me benefit of bulk aging like not needing to degas so much?
I assume so. I've never had to degas a non-kit wine. The only reason you'd have to degas is if the wine is gassy (usually from very young wines being rushed to bottle)- and aging it should ensure it's not too young.
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