Originally Posted by brewbush
Yea, I know they are not ideal. Ideally a smaller 10 gallon size would be great. Always looking for options instead of having one batch of wine in a 6.5g, 3g, 1g, and 1/2g carboys/jugs sitting around my basement.
As far as cost, a 7 gallon stainless steel brewing bucket is $200, for a 26 gallon container the price isn't much more. But its all just dreams!!
You could consider varying the quantity of wine slightly, maybe 3 buckets instead of two, then you could use this 15 gallon tank:
I've seen several people rave about them, ease of use and cleaning, microx properties, and oaking products made for each size. The 15 gallon is $150. You'll still have a few jugs around, but those are great for topping, blending, etc.