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Old 01-12-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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If I'm going to degas wine and the instructions say something like 'stir vigorously for 4 minutes,' should I reduce the amount of time if using a drill powered mix-stir? TIA!

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Old 01-16-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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I've stirred for 3 days, 10 to 15 minutes at a time, several times a day and still not had all the gas come out of the wine.

Letting the wine sit for 3 to 6 months in the secondary helps, also warming the wine up to slightly above room temp, like 75 degrees, helps also.

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If I'm going to degas wine and the instructions say something like 'stir vigorously for 4 minutes,' should I reduce the amount of time if using a drill powered mix-stir? TIA!
To degas wine, yes a drill power mixer is great.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:05 PM   #4
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If I'm going to degas wine and the instructions say something like 'stir vigorously for 4 minutes,' should I reduce the amount of time if using a drill powered mix-stir? TIA!
No, the drill just replaces your arm in the equation. Still stir/degas for the time they suggest.

Be carefull not to touch the mix-stir to the bottom or sides of the carboy while running. It WILL snap! :-)
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