ArticleGo Big at HomeWritten by Dominick ProfaciFirstly let me define what I mean by “big batch” for this discussion. Let’s say a big batch is anything larger than a 6-gallon (23-L) carboy of wine. Many home winemakers begin their journey in the winemaking hobby by trying their hand at 6-gallon (23-L) and sometimes even 1-gallon (4-L) batches. Some winemakers find these relatively smaller sizes perfect for them, but others start considering larger batches after achieving some success with these sizes. This is often driven by a variation of the concept of supply and demand. A 6-gallon (23-L) batch of wine equates to 30 bottles (750 mL). Let’s say it is a Cabernet Sauvignon that you and your friends and family are enamored with. You have a party at your home (after the pandemic is over) and you quickly go through nearly a case. Some of those party guests loved it so much that they ask if you might share a bottle for them to take home. By the end of this event you may be left with just a case. This wonderful wine that you spentAlready a member? Log InYou'll Also Like Article FREE Making Wine In A Limited Space For many home winemakers, space — or the lack of it — is the final frontier, the one thing holding their winemaking aspirations back. See how some home winemakers have dealt with this problem. Article MEMBERS ONLY The Retirement Plan All good things must come to an end . . . and that includes your winemaking equipment. Let’s run through the signs of when it’s time to replace equipment, when it can be restored, and how to best preserve it for a few more seasons.