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Old 05-12-2009, 12:30 AM   #1
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so, I have my first batch of made from fruit wine. a 1 gallon batch in a 5 gallon bucket. When should I move it to a secondary one gallon vessel?

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I move my fruit wines from primary to secondary when they are about 1.020-1.010. If they have tons of fruit bits, I might wait just a little bit longer. Usually, it's about 5 days.

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thanks Yooper. How do you feel about racking to a one gallon water bottle as a secondary?

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thanks Yooper. How do you feel about racking to a one gallon water bottle as a secondary?
I'm not a fan of plastic water bottles. #7 can release BPA, and I'd be concerned about oxygen permeability.

I have many one gallon jugs, though, that are glass. Carlo Rossi wine jugs are perfect, and a #6 stopper and airlock fit perfectly.
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