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Old 03-21-2013, 01:11 AM   #1
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Default Rookie question about 1 gal. batches

How does one account for loss of must when racking to secondary? I'm wanting to try a 1 gal. batch of green tea and ginger wine from a recipe that I recently found. I plan to use a bucket as my primary and 1 gal. glass jug as secondary. I'm wondering how much water to use at the outset. I realize I can't simply use a gallon since I will lose some amount to the tea leaves, etc. Do I get a larger amount, say 1.2 gallons for instance, up to my target OG and ferment then rack to the secondary until it's full?

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Old 03-21-2013, 01:15 AM   #2
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Exactly! You can even save the extra in a really tiny bottle and use that to top up your second racking.

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I tend to make one gallon plus 750ml and that works out quite well. I use 375, 500, 750ml and 1.5L (depending on what I am making) for the topping up volume.

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Thanks you both for the info.

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