- Dec 2, 2009
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I am new to wine making and have seen people mention f pac. What is it exactly?
I've been getting alot of mine from friends. Just ask them to save all of their's for you. Of course you'll have to repay them by giving them a full bottle when yours is done but it sure beats having to buy empty bottles. Another way I've gotten them is from a wine tasting party. All the vendors I went to after the party were more than happy to give me their emptys.I think my biggest problem is going to be getting wine bottles!!
you will have more than 2. many times we've fermented in a 7 gallon primary (w/lid just laid on there) expecting 5 gallons of wine. some fruits just get devoured by the yeast, so you get a bit extra. this is a good thing. the 1 gallon makes for an easy way to either exteriment or blend later. sometimes the 5's end up as 4 gallons and you need 1-3 gal and 1-1 gal, too.Not sure if I will get more than the 2 1 gal I already have. So far I have about $500.00 invested in this new hobby! Maybe a $200.00 more for my carboys and I should be set for awhile.
depends. even with alot of carboys (~90 gals worth give or take), in the last 2 years we have made 100 gal/year and it's not fun to have to try and bottle something to be able to rack something else. especially out of a fermenter where you have to get it done, so the extra 2-5 of various sizes allow you to rack into pre-cleaned carboys most of the time. carboys can get dirty and it's easier to rack into one that's been cleaned before hand and not from one you just racked out of. just makes it easy to work wine when you want to and not when you have to!Midwest Vinter:
Ok sounds like over time I will be buying more smaller containers, sounds good, my shop is only 15 mins away so not bad, if I had to run into town real quick. So after the 2 or 3 months you just bottle and let em age that way?