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Old 06-25-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default Sediment in secondary question.

I am making a kiwi fruit wine and racked it to it's secondary yesterday. It was pretty cloudy after this process. This morning I can see it is starting to clear already but there is already a cm or so of sediment on the bottom. I wasn't planning to rack this wine for another month at least but will it taint the wine by sitting on this sediment for so long? Any help is appreciated

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Old 06-26-2012, 12:04 AM   #2
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You should be fine. It would take longer than that to get any off flavors from the lees.

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Wait for at least 45 days (up to 60 days) before racking. The wine will be fine for that long, and then the lees can compact down a bit (and the wine can continue to clear) to make racking easier next time.

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Is the 45 to 60 days okay if it has two inchs of fruitpulp? Mike

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Is the 45 to 60 days okay if it has two inchs of fruitpulp? Mike
Generally, yes. You'll just have lots more topping up to do!
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