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Kegging Wine

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

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Here's an idea that I have been advocating for the past couple of years.  Basically, because I usually don't have as much time as I would like to make or bottle wine.  Just think how easy it would be to just dump 5 gallons into a keg, slightly pressurize it, and voila.  Wine on tap.
 
 
This article if from Winemaker magazine.
 
Kegging Wine: Techniques
 
Feb, 2006
by Chris Colby
Tired of corking bottle after bottle? Learn about the 5-gallon (19-L) "bottle" that holds the equivalent of 25 standard (750 mL) wine bottles -- the Cornelius keg.
 
Sparkling wine usually comes packaged in either standard-sized wine bottles (750 mL), half-bottle-sized splits or Magnums, which hold the equivalent of two standard wine bottles. However, less common, larger bottle sizes include Jeroboams (which hold 4 standard bottles of wine), Methuselahs (8 bottles), Balthazars (16 bottles) Nebuchadnezzars (20 bottles), Melchiors (24 bottles) and Sovereigns (34 bottles). There is also a size between Melchior (18 L) and Sovereign (25.5 L) that you may never have heard of — the Cornelius (18.9 L).
 
 

 
 

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