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Old 02-16-2012, 03:53 PM   #21
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yes or no. if you want it to have a light carb, basically only what is in the liquid already will not usually cause problems in the bottle however, I never degas because by the time the wine has properly cleared there is no co2 left in it.

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Old 02-17-2012, 01:02 AM   #22
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yes or no. if you want it to have a light carb, basically only what is in the liquid already will not usually cause problems in the bottle however, I never degas because by the time the wine has properly cleared there is no co2 left in it.
So if you bottle and there's a light carb, will that eventually go away while aging in the bottle?
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:32 AM   #23
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if the seal is good, it has no place to go

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Old 02-17-2012, 02:48 PM   #24
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if the seal is good, it has no place to go
Thanks, I don't mean to be a pain in the a$$ but, are you sayin I can Bottle in wine bottles even if there is a light carb? I did degas last weekend, I'm gonna pull a sample this weekend and see what it's like. Thanks again.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:54 PM   #25
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a wine bottle will handle a very LIGHT co2 level,(in other words a very small amount of CO2 already in solution...VERY SMALL) however in most cases just the act of filling the bottles will finish the degassing process. Did the SG drop further than 1.001?? if not there is still sugar in there and you are still running the risk of bottle bombs. all the degassing in the world will not help you if co2 is still being added by the fermentation process.

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a wine bottle will handle a very LIGHT co2 level,(in other words a very small amount of CO2 already in solution...VERY SMALL) however in most cases just the act of filling the bottles will finish the degassing process. Did the SG drop further than 1.001?? if not there is still sugar in there and you are still running the risk of bottle bombs. all the degassing in the world will not help you if co2 is still being added by the fermentation process.
Im going to check it this weekend.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:02 AM   #27
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Im going to check it this weekend.
Hey daze
I just checked it and it's 0.998 with very very light carb. I shook the sample it the tube and it only gave a slight "puff"
Should I let it sit for a few days and check the sg again before bottling? Thanks
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:31 AM   #28
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it's probably done. you can bottle it as is and the slight co2 will probably not be an issue or you can let it age another week and the co2 will not be an issue for sure

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Old 02-20-2012, 07:13 PM   #29
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Getting my bottling supplies in order. Any preference on bottle type, color? Was thinking a green bordeaux style.

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Old 02-21-2012, 11:49 AM   #30
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It shouldn't really matter so long as the seal is good and it's kept in the right conditions.

That said, a clear bottle shows off the colour of apfelwein.

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