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TedLarsen 07-17-2012 11:53 PM

So Much Sediment!
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My plum wine, which I transferred to the secondary fermenter a little less than a month ago, still has a large quantity of sediment (plum flesh, et al) at the bottom (see picture).

It doesn't seem to be settling any too quickly.

If I rack it after 30 days (as recommended), I will lose A LOT of wine. Can I wait until more of it settles before racking? I got plenty of patience -- I've already learned that winemaking is all about the waiting! I just am not sure what the best approach is with this much sediment still loosely floating around the bottom.

Sammyk 07-18-2012 02:36 AM

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All fresh fruit throws a ton of lees. I read you can expect to loose about 1/3 in lees from what you start with. I think I am over that amount. I just racked my peach today for the 5th time. 50 pounds of peaches yielded just 5 gallons. And I know this will not be the last racking!

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