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Old 01-28-2014, 07:44 PM   #1
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Making a demijohn of rosé it was a bit hazy prior to 2nd Racking (8weeks after first racking) so added finings which crystal cleared it over a week and also filtered it. Thought I'd add a campden tablet (Youngs) whilst it matured and immediately it went cloudy. If the haze doesn't clear within a week or so should it be refiltered, fined again, left or something else. It tasted fine when it was clear before I added the campden tablet. Have I ruined it?

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Old 01-30-2014, 01:35 AM   #2
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I have never had an issue with Camden hazing up my wine too badly that could not be fixed. But I am also one to not use finnings and wait a few weeks for a wine to clear.

Personally I think your wine should be fine if you wait it out another week or two.

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Old 01-30-2014, 02:13 AM   #3
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Was this a kit wine?......and did you stabil prior to fining?


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Old 01-31-2014, 07:42 AM   #4
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Not a wine kit but grapes rescued from a vine in my folks garden before the winter frost set in. Recipe from one of those 1970's wine & brew bibles gathering dust on the bookshelf. Stopped fermentation and stabilised at 1006 with a couple of campden tablets then racked and left for 8weeks. Hopefully to get an ABV c. 12%. Added finings which cleared the wine a treat but the added CT on 2nd racking brought haze back. Didn't have an issue with Sloe wine I was making at same time. Thanks for your reply.imageuploadedbyhome-brew1391153923.879675.jpgimageuploadedbyhome-brew1391153945.440111.jpgimageuploadedbyhome-brew1391153999.844862.jpgimageuploadedbyhome-brew1391154049.959148.jpgimageuploadedbyhome-brew1391154141.672971.jpg

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Old 01-31-2014, 08:05 PM   #5
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You could possibly try Bentonite? I have never had to use it in a wine but I have used it in meads before. It works nicely.

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Old 02-02-2014, 03:23 PM   #6
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No use in adding bentonite now.......I would add finings again.......kiosell.......stir......chitosan....st ir.....if you can get them......then I would put it in a cold spot.....not fridge could and see if it will fall out to the bottom in which case you can rack it off!

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Old 02-04-2014, 11:47 PM   #7
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Didn't like the idea of adding bentonite as that was the clay added to drilling mud when I worked on oil rigs. Somehow just doesn't seem right to put mud in my wine. Think I can see signs of it clearing (or perhaps being hopeful) so may wait awhile and try filtration.

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Old 02-05-2014, 12:47 PM   #8
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Waiting is usually best... And the safest method!
Interesting tidbit about oil drilling and clay. I have never used benedite clay in my wine. The thought of adding mud was a little odd. I do keep it on hand for poisen controle however. It absorbs toxins very well.
The few wines that refused to clear on their own I used the two part super klear on. It worked very well. Ground shell fish instead of mud, does not sound any better, but looks better!

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