Now this is a cool piece. Hand-blown glass, original mechanism, and some actual wine-making history? Definitely a buy.
- Fact 1: Demijohns, also known as carboys, are glass vessels with small necks and wicker padding, and are used in home brewing.
- Fact 2: Demijohns act as small-scale fermentation tanks for home brewers, providing an enclosed space for yeast to process sugars into alcohol.
- Fact 3: Demijohns are usually fitted with cork or rubber stoppers and special airlocks to promote fermentation.
- Fact 4: The word "demijohn" most likely comes from 'dame-jeanne', a 17th-century French slang term.
- Fact 5: Modern demijohns resemble labratory equipment, and are usually made of polycarbonate with a spigot at the bottom.