I can attest to this being a problem, having done it myself. I got to the point where purity of varietal went by the wayside, so topping up Zinfandel with Merlot or Malbec worked.Also, I'd also recommend not trying to make too many different varietals (in case that was your plan) unless you plan on blending them.
You can also get a dolly for the larger (20+ gallon) Brutes, which might be useful depending on your situation.I use 32 gallon Rubbermaid Brutes for fermentation, putting 4 lugs in each. This size is FAR larger than I need, the 20 gallon would probably be more than enough. However, the 32's are big enough to handle anything I might want and although they cost a bit more, they cover every need I can visualize.
Another plus -- the Brutes have good handles so picking them up is easier and safer than a lot of other containers. I don't pick up a 144 lb load by myself, but my son and I have no problem moving a Brute.
Some lugs are 18# and some are 30# so be sure to account for that variable.Hello folks!
Im planning an aggressive(for me) grape buy this fall. I know it’s super early, but I want to plan out my purchases this summer. I have several 6.5 gallon buckets. How many lugs can I ferment in one of these?