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homer

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Being new to wine making I am sure this is obvious to everyone, but me. If a recipe call for a 6 gal mix but all you have on hand is a 5 gal carboy, after clearing, racking into my 7 gallon bucket with the tap at the bottom and before bottling could I add the extra gallon of water?

I can buy 5 gal carboys for $15 but the 6 gal cost $50 plus, I know this is the wrong time to start counting pennies but curious minds. bk
 

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you can always adjust a recipe to 5 gallons. A lot of the kitmakers say not to but just remember that you will have less at the end after the angels get their share.
 

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If making kits then just get your self a 1 gallon or 4 liter jug for the overage. If making fruit wines just make 5 gallon batches. Where do you get 5 gallon carboys for $15?
 

homer

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Fayetteville Ar. Water jugs, but they are phasing the glass ones out for plastic. $15 bucks with or without water bk
 

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Fayetteville Ar. Water jugs, but they are phasing the glass ones out for plastic. $15 bucks with or without water bk
I took advantage of a similar deal with a local water company 2-3 yrs ago. Got three 5-gal carboys, wish I'd gotten a few more!
 

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HOLY SCHNIKIES!!! wish i was back in Ar for the weekend....hmmmmm i need to think this one out LOL!
 

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Good deal,I would get as many as you can afford.
 

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