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With my blackberry starting to add up, I'm seriously considering a 15 gallon demijohn for bulk aging some of it.
I can get one for about the cost of a local 5 gallon glass carboy, but then have to tack on shipping.
Using one of them would then free up three carboys.
Has anyone else used them much.
I know it would be a fill it and not ever move it deal, but still the idea is crossing my mind.
 

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I started 20 years ago putting everything in carboys. When I accumulated over a dozen of them, I switch to 54 liter demijohns.

I highly recomend it. Saves space and time (cleaning). I also believe that bulk aging is better.

One think to think of is racking. When racking, having a second (that is empty) helps. If you do not have a second, then think of what you may rack into.

You will also need a #10 1/2 stopper (to accomodate the fermentation trap).
 

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With my blackberry starting to add up, I'm seriously considering a 15 gallon demijohn for bulk aging some of it.
I can get one for about the cost of a local 5 gallon glass carboy, but then have to tack on shipping.
Using one of them would then free up three carboys.
Has anyone else used them much.
I know it would be a fill it and not ever move it deal, but still the idea is crossing my mind.
Remember they are heavy so I advise a pump to rack.
 

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They weigh about 110lbs when filled. On the basket there are two handles. I find that two able-bodied men can easily lif them. Certainl, you could not life them alone (but you should be able to slide them on a smooth floor).
 

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