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Old 12-13-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Default First Wine Batch Degassing/Racking Question

Hi All,

I am at step three of my first winexpert kit - stabilizing and clearing. I need to degas out of a glass carboy that I need to use for my next batch of beer. I was wondering if it would be effective to rack back into the bucket to make degassing easier - I understand from the instructions I need to get the sediment back into suspension before the other additions are made.

Alternatively - could I rack into a 5g keg and shake to relieve pressure and then add the agents to the keg? We were thinking of serving this wine from a keg at 2psi or so. If I did this, would I need to rack the wine over or would the first pint of the keg have all the sediment in it like you see when kegging beer?

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Hi All,

I am at step three of my first winexpert kit - stabilizing and clearing. I need to degas out of a glass carboy that I need to use for my next batch of beer. I was wondering if it would be effective to rack back into the bucket to make degassing easier - I understand from the instructions I need to get the sediment back into suspension before the other additions are made.

Alternatively - could I rack into a 5g keg and shake to relieve pressure and then add the agents to the keg? We were thinking of serving this wine from a keg at 2psi or so. If I did this, would I need to rack the wine over or would the first pint of the keg have all the sediment in it like you see when kegging beer?

Thanks!

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Sure you could degas in a bucket. That would work fine. I'd degas, let it clear, and then keg it at the "bottling" stage. You'd have some sediment in the keg, but not much.
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