wine dabblerSupporting Member
- Nov 5, 2006
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- Raleigh, NC, USA
How big is a demijohn? Based upon batch size, it sounds like it's 10-12 US gallons. I have a 54 liter demijohn, which is 14.25 US gallons.I've always made wine by the demijohn.
If you can make a demijohn of each variety, that gives you more to work with.
I doubt home winemakers have done a direct comparison between field blending and post-aging blending, due to capacity. To compare apples-to-apples, the wines would have to be treated the same, e.g., all in barrels of the same type and approximate age (or for neutral barrels, equivalent amounts of oak adjuncts). Working with a single blended batch is much easier than dealing with 3 or 4 independent batches.
Intuition is good for those with enough experience to have developed intuition. That's one reason I started the Red Blending thread, to provide folks with starting points for their blends.