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Old 23-11-2017, 01:10 PM   #1
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Default How do you store your Demijohns when not in use?

I collected a load of free brewing equipment courtesy of the local freecycle group yesterday, which was nice. I now have the problem of trying to store 8 demijohns. It's not a huge amount, but it is a large number but I don't have room for. At the moment they're on the floor of the garage, which is busy, so they will be broken at some point. I'm short on wall space so a shelf is out of the question.
I thought of putting some hooks in the ceiling, passing a length of dowel through their handles and hang them on the hooks. The trouble with that is that the wind will blow them together when I open the vehicle door. Ditto with string and hooks.
Has anyone got a clever/novel way of storing their demijohns between use please?
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Old 23-11-2017, 01:13 PM   #2
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No I don't but I'd be glad to hear one. Mine are on a shelf.
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I thought of putting some hooks in the ceiling, passing a length of dowel through their handles and hang them on the hooks. The trouble with that is that the wind will blow them together when I open the vehicle door.
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Put holes in rectangular pieces of corrugated card and hang them between demijohns - that will cushion them when they blow together.
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Get 8 cup hooks and screw them into the ceiling far enough apart so the DJ's hanging on each do not touch.

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In the shed, on a shelf, clean and dry with a bung in 'em.
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On the garage floor, same as OP.

One day I hope to clear the place up and maybe get a car in there.........unlikely though.....
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Mine are all full and scattered anywhere I can find a space.
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ATM mine are on a shelf, but I'm preparing to rebuild the work bench in my garage, and under one end I'm putting in an insulated compartment that I can keep them in, full or empty, and keep the temps up for the ferments I need to be warm but don't need to keep cool - my ciders, washes, and cases of bottles still carbing up. That's going to free up the space I have them in now for more bulk grain storage!
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