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Old 10-15-2013, 02:27 AM   #1
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Default Newbie Blackberry another question

When do I rack, it's still working with all of the berries (crushed) in the carboy but it's still bubbling regular been three weeks since I started it

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Old 10-15-2013, 02:31 AM   #2
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When do I rack, it's still working with all of the berries (crushed) in the carboy but it's still bubbling regular been three weeks since I started it
I get my blackberries out at about day 5-7, as the fruit can sort of float and rot at the top. I rack to secondary when the SG 1.010 or so, and top up and then rack again when sediment is more than 1/4" thick.
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I'll rack to fresh in the morning, thanks

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So I racked the blackberry and the apple this morning ran most of the lees through a coffee filter (what a pita!) got rid of most solids. Tasting the both the blackberry has a rather bland flavor higher alcohol so I may blend some flavor if necessary, but the apple tastes pretty good. With the solids gone how long should I wait before racking again?

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