How many gallons do you storage containers add up to?

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  1. May 13, 2019 #1

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    If you take all your storage containers; jugs, carboys, Spiedels, FlexTanks, barrels.. and added up the totals storage capacity, what would does it come out to?

    Rules: It has to be a container you would put wine into now and could store wine in for long term aging (no retired barrels, broken containers, empty bottles).

    I will confess my over abundance later.
     
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    I think I'm at 252. That was a from memory count and I may have missed a few 5 and 6 gallon carboys that I don't use very often.
     
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    I currently have:
    25 each - 6 gallon carboys
    4 each -3 gallon carboys
    6 each - 1 gallon
    6 each - 1/2 gallon
    1 each - 30 gallon French oak barrel from 2017 - full
    1 each - 60 gallon French oak barrel from 2018 - full

    That's 261 gallons.

    Glad I got rid of the five 6 gallon and one 12 gallon Vadai barrels, cellar life is simpler.
     
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    I couldn't do it from memory, had to go down to the basement and do a count.

    4-30gal Flextanks
    4-15gal Demijohns
    1-6gal carboy
    10-5gal carboys
    2-3gal carboys
    5-1gal jugs
    6-1/2gal jugs

    Approximately 250 gallons total.
    Admittedly I don't use the carboys as often, maybe 3 or 4 full at any one time, but I can't part with them as you never know when they'll come in handy.
     
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    12 pcs. - 5 gallon carboys
    2 pcs. - 3 gallon carboys
    4 pcs. - 1 gallon carboys
    4 pcs. - .5 gallon jugs

    72 gallons total.
     
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    "ONE Million gallons!"
     
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    One billion gallons!!
     
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    5 -6 gallon carboy
    3 -5 gallon carboy
    1 -3 gallon
    3- 1 gallon
    2 -half gallon

    52 gallons, I'm just a little guy around these parts.
     
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    Barrels
    3 - 8 gal
    2 - 6.5 ga
    Carboys
    10 - 7 gal
    4 - 6 gal
    11 - 5 gal
    8 - 3 gal
    6 - 2.5 gal
    6 - 1 gal
    4 - 3/4 gal
    7 - 1/2 gal

    237 Gallons total
    BUT!!!! if new bottles count I have 95 cases of new bottles worth 225 gallons
    Grand total 462 gallons
     
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    1 - 60 gallon barrel
    2 - 32 gallon Spiedel
    1 - 15 gallon Spiedel
    2 - 6.5 gallon carboys
    6 - 5 gallon carboys
    1 - 2.5 gallon
    3 - 1 gallon

    187 current, 5 retired barrels.
     
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    6 60-gallon barrels
    1 30-gallon barrel
    1 8-gallon barrel
    1 30-gallon Flex Tank
    1 32-gallon Spiedel
    6 5-gallon carboys
    3 6.5-gallon carboys
    1 2.5-gallon carboy

    Total 512 gallons. Hmmmm, I think I need to slow down. Ok brakes on! :0
     
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    I can attest to these numbers as accurate to the rules...and not only is there a lot of wine, it’s really good.
     
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    (4) 2000L SS VC tanks
    (4) 1000L SS VC tanks
    (1) 300L SS VC tank
    (16) 53gal AO barrels
    (1) 30 gal FO barrel
    = 4127 gallons

    About 3000 gal currently in process.
    Plus misc IBC's, plastic drums, carboys

    (yes, I do have a TTB basic permit)
     
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    11-6gal
    12-5gal
    3-6.5gal
    5-3gal

    = 160.5 gal and a bunch of 1gal 1/2 gal and 1 liter bottles for overflow
     
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    I'll have to go count what my capacity is, but I have a similar question: what is your current un-used capacity?
     
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    Full -----------------Not in use
    Barrels
    3 - 8 gal
    2 - 6.5 ga
    Carboys
    5 - 7 gal ----------5 - 7 gal
    1 - 6 gal-----------3 - 6 gal
    4 - 5 gal-----------7 - 5 gal
    7 - 3 gal-----------1 - 3 gal
    0 - 2.5 gal---------6 - 2.5 gal
    4 - 1 gal------------2 - 1 gal
    4 - 3/4 gal---------0 - 3/4 gal
    5 - 1/2 gal---------2 - 1/2 gal
    128.2 gal----------108.5 gal
     
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    One six gallon carboy.............. I've got a bit of catching up to do haha.
     
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