I am really nervous about oxidation. I am also really nervous about my wallet. So I'm looking for some balance between economy and quality.
I will be going out to buy some Carlo Rossi wine jugs. Are these screwtops like the ones on welch's plastic containers. Will this create an air-tight seal?
I'm not dropping a ton of money on a glass carboy at this point. How detrimental will my 5 gallon plastic carboy from Leow's be for my wine? I am only fermenting in here, not storing for long periods of time. Maybe I should stick to 1 gallon batches since I will have a 1 gal glass jug?
What does top up mean? Just fill it to the very top? I guess I would wait 5 days after primary fermentation to do this due to bubbling and foaming.
I am reusing wine bottles. But if a cork has already been used, it can never been used again? Where can I get some corks that I can shove in with my hand? And where can I buy other wine supplies for good prices? (My LBS doubles the price of everything of what it should be worth)
I know I ask a lot of questions so thanks for putting up with me guys haha. My friend and I are having a wine tasting party: his wines against my wines. I need to gain the advantage over him!