bottling my wine

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so I made my first batch of wine (from a kit) and I'm ready to bottle. Unfortunetly when I bought the kit I didn't realize it made 5 gallons. I do not have enough empty wine bottles for 5 gallons. I was wondering, is it possible to use beer bottles to store the rest?
 

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Yup and if you wanted you could now even carbonate what goes into the beer bottles, although a lot of kits stabilize the wine so that won't work.
 

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Most wine kits (in fact all of the "regular" ones I've ever seen) make 6 (US) gallons. Just checking, in case it makes even more than you realized!
 

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Caps are the way to go!

Your beer bottles ARE pry tops arn't they, and NOT twist-offs, right!

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How long will wine in beer bottles be good. I want to start making wine (a small batch for 1-2 gallons) but don't want to invest in a corker yet. I plan on bulk aging then bottling in some beer bottles. Should I get the oxygen barrier caps or will regular do?
 

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Wine can last very long in beer bottles. Assuming you will be using camden tabs or k-meta in your wine, I would not worry about using O2-absorbing caps.
 
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