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Old 04-12-2013, 02:02 AM   #1
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hey guys.
I racked my strawberry wine into secondary about a week ago.

I used fresh strawberries in a fine jelly bag in the primary. I hung the jelly bag for a couple hours to let it drip out and no squeezing took place.

then i siphoned the must to my primary leaving a whole bunch of lees behind in the primary. About 2" of lees. Seemed like allot to me.

Now here we are in the secondary with 2+" of lees after about 2 weeks. The yeast is still doing its business and creating CO2.

Should i rack off the lees now or let it go. I am afraid its going to affect my flavor.

I put that sticky not there about a week ago to see if the lees would settle some more. As you can see, it was very minimal.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 04-12-2013, 02:08 AM   #2
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Looks like it might be starting to clear, leave it a couple weeks to clear then rack, you dont want it on there to awfully long or the yeast can give it a funny taste. WVMJ

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:13 AM   #3
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I noticed a similar effect on my apple brew, I upped the sugar from 5lbs to 8lbs in a 5 gallon batch...I don't have as much lees as your getting there, but it more than doubled from my first batch.

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