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Old 11-17-2011, 04:00 PM   #1
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It unsure on what rackin actually is? Is it just syphoning from the first bucket to the demijohn?

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Old 11-17-2011, 04:02 PM   #2
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Racking is the term for moving your beer/wine/cider/mead from one vessel or container to another by means of a siphon.

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Old 11-17-2011, 04:05 PM   #3
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If i was to rack the wine more than once wud i need another demijohn?

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Old 11-17-2011, 04:35 PM   #4
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If i was to rack the wine more than once wud i need another demijohn?
Ideally, yes. Otherwise, you'd have to move the wine to another sanitized vessel, dump the lees out of the demijohn and wash it. Resanitize the demijohn and rack the wine back into the demijohn, top up with water or a similar wine, and re-airlocked. You'd risk some oxidation by racking twice, plus racking to a vessel with a wider headspace once fermentation has slowed/stopped.
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