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Old 02-01-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default Pinot Noir Kit Questions

I purchased a kit from Williams Brewing, PN. followed directions exactly.
its been 21 days now and I need to rack to secondary. Question is do i have to filter out the "oak dust"? that I put in? i wanted to use some cubes but the local brew place didnt have what i wanted.

is there anything else i have to add at this stage? or just let it sit for the 90 days per instructions?

I have done several beers before but this is my first wine... sure was easy!! just dump it in, add water, add yeast! took all of 20 min.

thanks in advance.

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Old 02-01-2013, 05:38 PM   #2
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Only take the liquid, leave most the dead yeast and most of the sawdust behind.

My Williams kit is at 90 days this week, but I am going to let it go another 2 months. I like a 6 month timeline.
I did add 1 ounce of toasted oak cubes that I bought at a local brew house.



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ok I will do that.
will the oak settle to the bottom?

i have read some places that people add the same kind of wine to it when they rack to the secondary? ie a bottle of PN to the secondary.. worth doing or no?

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Topping off with a wine is acceptable. I think there is about half a bottle in mine. The cubes will either sink or float, doesn't really matter, the oak flavor is all over them.

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Racked to a 5 gallon carbon. 1.005 is what I measured. Of course I forgot OG.
I noticed that it's a little cloudy, will this clear? Or do I need to add something for that??
Can I add some more oak?

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You can add more oak, but be careful, its easy to over oak.

The wine will clear in a few weeks, or you could buy some clearing agents. Time will do the best job, though.



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