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Old 01-30-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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So I have been using a winesaver handpump attached to my air lock and it seems to be working... Lots of bubbles Everytime come floating to the surface.

I have been doing this for 3 days pretty regularly, and always seem to pull out gases.

Is it possible to harm the wine (ie I am pulling out positive gasses) or when will I be done? My arm hurts...

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Old 01-31-2012, 02:14 AM   #2
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Doubtful. It would take almost a complete vacuum to do that.

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Old 02-02-2012, 01:11 AM   #3
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So should retry my mix stir?

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Old 02-02-2012, 01:11 AM   #4
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Or did I do an adequate job for a kit? Not trying to create the world's greatest wine...

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Old 02-02-2012, 01:19 AM   #5
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I'd probably let it sit, and not strive to degase more until the next racking, where you can give a gentle stir to help some of the gases out.

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I used to beat the crap out of my kit wines before I got a vacuum degassing device. Never hurt them...

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Old 02-02-2012, 04:22 AM   #7
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Quote from my latest wine kit "To determine if your wine is fully degassed, fill your hydrometer test jar halfway with wine and seal it with a bung or the palm of your (clean) hand. Shake the test jar vigorously while maintaining a tight seal. Stop and release the seal. If the jar releases pressure, or a "puff" of gas, you must continue to stir. Double check to make sure your wine is at 72-75 deg, or it will require much longer stirring. If the wine foams in the test jar, but does not release pressure, your degassing has succeeded."

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Old 02-04-2012, 06:13 PM   #8
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I racked to a new carboy, sanitized my 6 gal carboy, then racked back and in between hit it with the drill for another 2 min.

I tried the puff test and it still puffed. This is after daily vacuum with my handpump. If I hand pump over the next 2 weeks during clearing you think I will be OK to bottle or will I make bottle bombs or bad wine?

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