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Old 11-11-2009, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default Make wine in bucket without glass carboy?

Hi, been doing wine for a few years now, never had problem, but now my glass carboy that I use for secondary fermentation starts to have little crack in it and I find them extremely difficult to clean. Anyone makes wine in only buckets?

I don't bulk age my wine, I let it ferment for only 28 days before bottling in glass bottle, so I don't think it will have time to oxydate in the bucket since there's a lot of headspace, or will it?

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Old 11-11-2009, 10:17 PM   #2
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I make blueberry wine and do it all in plastic buckets for primary and in plastic carboys for secondary. My wine takes 4 months before I bottle it and it turns out excellent.

When the wine is fermenting, no O2 can penetrate as CO2 is being outgassed, and it would take a while for gasses to mix IMO.

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Old 11-11-2009, 11:06 PM   #3
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If you are only keeping it in there for a month, you should definitely be fine. Better Bottles are also great alternatives to glass carboys, try doing a search on the forum.

Also, if you have not gotten rid of that cracked carboy, please do so immediately. Those things have racked up more than their fair share of ER visits, and I have heard stories of "spontaneous carboy explosions".

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Old 11-12-2009, 12:32 AM   #4
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i use the 3 gallon and 5 gallon plastic car boys from walmart there only 7 dollars apeice

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Used buckets several times w/ no ill effects. I had a peach in a bucket for 6 months and it's the best wine I've ever made.

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Old 11-12-2009, 01:49 PM   #6
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I use plastic buckets for everything except small batches of mead.

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