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Old 12-03-2011, 08:40 PM   #1
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I bottled a wine kit last week and at the time wine looked good. I checked today and every bottle has alot of sediment at the bottom. It's a Pinot kit from wine selection or something. I followed the instructions, it's the second one that I've made. Should I pour all the bottles back into the carboy and let it set for a couple weeks? Thanks in advance (noob)

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Old 12-03-2011, 09:40 PM   #2
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If it is enough to bother you then you could always rack them into different bottles with a siphon tube....

How did you bottle them?

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Old 12-04-2011, 04:10 AM   #3
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From the secondary , glass carboy. Really puzzled. Plz help

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I know it is normal for a lot of beers, and honestly it shouldn't be a big deal. It will all settle at some point, just take care not to pour the last little bit. Like i said if it is really bugging you let it settle then rack into new bottles.

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Old 12-04-2011, 02:48 PM   #5
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:13 PM   #6
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Well also keep in mind that if it looked good and clear when you bottled it and THEN developed a significant amount of sediment then the yeast may be reproducing in there. Beware of the potential for bottle bombs, and or bottle rockets if the cork shoots out while it's sideways in a rack.

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Old 12-05-2011, 02:27 AM   #7
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Im gonna pour them all back into the carboy and let it sit for a couple days then rack and bottle. I don't want any bottles exploding.

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Pouring them back in could give you a bigger issue... Oxidation...

In the mead I stabilized and then bottled back in early summer, the bottles have some sediment in them. More than I would like, but not more than I can live with. Since I stabilized those batches, I'm pretty sure nothing's going to pop.

How long was your batch going before you bottled it? How long from when you racked to the second vessel until you bottled them up?

Next time you might want to try what I did (if you can)... I racked a batch onto some oak cubes, for about 5-6 weeks. I then racked into a keg, and put it into my brew fridge for a couple of weeks. I then bottled directly from keg (a few PSI of CO2 on the gas post, bottle wand and tubing connected to the liquid side/QD). So far, zero sediment in the bottles. There was some in the bottom of the keg that the mead was in. You could do this with a carboy too, if you have room in your fridge.

BTW, my batch of mead was almost a year old when it went into the fridge.

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Well, I had it in the primary for around 7 days then racked to secondary for about 6 weeks then racked again for 2 days, degrassed and cleared it, sat for another 7 days then racked again and bottled with a siphon and bottle filler.
Its been bottled for 4 days. The sediment is very noticeable. I'm gonna try to attach a pic.

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The bottle is on its side and there's small bits floating and there's a big glob of it? I just noticed that. WTF!? I really dont Want to waste this.Thanks for your help!

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Did you use gelatin?

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