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Old 09-25-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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I was wondering if there is an additive that you can add to assist in removing the yeast taste in wine? I have a kit that is ready for bottling however it really has a sting yeast smell and taste to it.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:28 PM   #2
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If you can seriously get that almost bready-yeast taste then it isn't ready to bottle. Did you rerack off the lees into a new container and let it sit? You want to make sure you do that until there are virtually no lees.

don't know how newbie you are so....
lees = yeasty sludge at the bottom of the fermented
rerack = siphon off into another container of equal volume for continued fermentation and clearing. Avoid mixing air (and thus oxygen) during reracks!

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Old 10-03-2011, 12:59 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, I moved it into another carboy to get it off the lees. I have degassed it about every other day for the last week. I hope it gets better... The yeasty smell and taste has gotten a little better. I was just hoping for an additive or magic fix....

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Old 10-03-2011, 01:01 AM   #4
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when did you start it? Is it clear?

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Old 10-04-2011, 06:32 PM   #5
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It's three months old. I had on the lees for about two longer than I should. I got called away on a job and could not get back for two extra weeks. I have re-racked three times and now I'm de-gassing it every other day. Getting better and better everyday.

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Old 10-04-2011, 06:41 PM   #6
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Most wine kits use a varied selection of things to help clear the wine. If you are not using a kit you might want to look into some of those products.

http://www.winemakermag.com/stories/...-fining-agents

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