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Old 01-24-2014, 04:22 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,

I made a Cranberry Malbec Island Mist Kit and today is bottling day. As I am bottling (right now) I am noticing some bubbles. I added sorbate and camben during stabilizing. I degassed too but I don't think I did enough. I am bottling in normal 750ml wine bottles. Do I continue to bottle? Or should I stop add them all back to the carboy and go get a mityvac and degass like hell?

Any suggestions ASAP would be great!

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Old 01-24-2014, 04:47 PM   #2
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Take a sample of the wine and put it in a tall narrow cylinder. A glass, or the hydrometer test tube would be ideal. Put your hand over the opening, and shake it. When you remove your hand, listen for a puff of air.

If you get any "poof" of air, degas more. If not, proceed with bottling.

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Thanks Yooper! It is still pretty gassy. I am going to run down to the auto parts store and grab a MityVac to ensure I get it degassed all the way. I don't need bottle bombs!

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Gas will not cause bottle bombs, refermentation will.

A good stirring is all you need to degas, save your money and put it towards an All-In-One wine pump.

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Can I ask a dumb question? What is the purpose of the all in one? Does it degass as well?

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Also can someone tell me the ill effects of bottling a wine that is not fully degassed? Will it spoil over time in the bottle?

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Also can someone tell me the ill effects of bottling a wine that is not fully degassed? Will it spoil over time in the bottle?

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A gassy wine just doesn't taste good usually. BUT, I have had a gassy wine pop the corks off when the temperature raised a couple of degrees, making a huge mess in my wine cellar and ruining the wine- so I would not bottle a gassy wine!
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