Cheap plastic carboys

Post your winemaking questions here

Cheap plastic carboys

Postby Bruce53 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:21 pm

I am making wine from three-hundred pounds of free, commercial, California grapes. In Iverson's chapters on white wines he writes: "Avoid plastic carboys as oxygen will eventually permeate and ruin the wine." RUIN he says! But his chapters on red wines do not add this caution. I am not a wealthy man and would like to use the standard, office, drinking-water carboys which are available to me. Will you comment on the practical effect of cheap, plastic carboys on red wines and any process for reducing the oxygen leakage such as coats of clear varnish or some other sealer. Many thanks...

Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:19 pm

Re: Cheap plastic carboys

Postby grapeadmin » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:34 pm

I don't have any experience coating cheap plastic carboys with any chemicals so I prefer not to make any recommendations.

g and g
Site Admin
Posts: 2403
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 2:13 pm

Return to Winemaking Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest