Anyone have an idea for an empty carboy storage unit? I have, though the years, collected my fair share of Carboys. Now I have a dozen or so and would like to see some ideas for storing them. please post if you have some pic to share.
It depends what space you have available. Cover the opening with plastic wrap stack them in the attic with something to serve as "bookends". Build a rack hanging down from the ceiling in your basement or garage and store them on their side out of the way.
If you have a bottled water company nearby, they use self-locking plastic crates that stack (they each have a lip that keeps them from sliding out) on their sides. You can stack them as high as space allows and protects each carboy. These will allow you to pull/access each one without having to move or change anything. This will allow you to mix 3, 5, 6, 6.5 gallon carboys as you need. I’ll look for pictures. I’m looking but the closest bottled water company is in Charlotte, an hour away.
I keep mine in plastic crates but they are far more basic than the version Marc Olivetti cites. I don't store them on their side so I cannot stack them high but I have enough room in my basement (AKA wine room and cellar) to pack them along a wall
I don't understand the concept of empty carboys. As soon as I empty one, I fill it with another batch. I have 9 carboys but I need to be getting a couple more this year because I don't have enough of them coming up for bottling before the new fruit is in.