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Old 10-01-2012, 11:00 PM   #31
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It'll be less sour/tart as it ages. When you're ready to bottle, you can sweeten it after stabilizing if it's too tart for you.

Make sure it's topped up (no headspace) and let it clear, and it'll improve quite a lot in the next several months. Rack whenever lees are 1/4" thick, or if you have any lees at all at the end of 60 days.

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It'll be less sour/tart as it ages. When you're ready to bottle, you can sweeten it after stabilizing if it's too tart for you.

Make sure it's topped up (no headspace) and let it clear, and it'll improve quite a lot in the next several months. Rack whenever lees are 1/4" thick, or if you have any lees at all at the end of 60 days.
Ok, that sounds fairly straight forward.

One question, What does "stabilizing" mean. I've done some searching and it seems to have a variety of meanings, I can't nail down exactly what it would mean in regards to this wine?

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Old 10-02-2012, 03:14 AM   #33
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So what is in the right carboy?
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:26 AM   #34
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Ok, that sounds fairly straight forward.

One question, What does "stabilizing" mean. I've done some searching and it seems to have a variety of meanings, I can't nail down exactly what it would mean in regards to this wine?

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"Stabilizing" means making sure fermentation doesn't restart after bottling.
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Oh, and top up the one on the left!
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"Stabilizing" means making sure fermentation doesn't restart after bottling.
Oh... didn't realize it was that simple.
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It's a batch of skeeter pee
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You might be able to save this batch. Depending on the amount of sugar you added. How much did you add?

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