- Apr 17, 2014
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- Sierra Foothills, Nor Cal
i started using them just because that’s what my dad had. they beasts tho. stronger than you’d think.They scare the crap out of me. I know they have been used for years and I have 2 of them that I used as decorations. I just can't get past how thin the glass is.
My demijohns glass is 1 cm thick. I for one do not consider that thin**. And glass is an actually very strong material. Properly tempered, ridiculously strong. Yes, it can be brittle (or not -- depends on tempering and stresses applied), but still very strong when applied in the correct way to the task at hand. Wonkish link:They scare the crap out of me. I know they have been used for years and I have 2 of them that I used as decorations. I just can't get past how thin the glass is.
Is that gravity operated? (My previous bottling experience has been the low tech version, where you have a Brute filled with wine on a box on top of your bottling table, with 2 siphons (one on each side) connected to bottle filling canes. One person loading bottles onto the table, two people filling, one or two people topping and one corking (and if you have enough friends, one packing boxes )
Yes it is gravity operated, that is why I said one does not need a pump. It has an internal float to regulate the flow.Is that gravity operated?
I've checked out various 2 and 3 spout units. Most get really bad reviews, typically on poor construction.
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