How do you store your Demijohns when not in use?

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  1. Nov 23, 2017 #1

    fixit9660

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    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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    No I don't but I'd be glad to hear one. Mine are on a shelf.
     
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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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    I once made the mistake of storing a freshly washed demijon on the garage floor at the beginning of winter and when the residual water settled in the bottom it froze, so when I picked it up in the spring the bottom fell off probably due to freezing water expanding causing it to crack....Lesson learned there.
     

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