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Old 01-17-2007, 11:20 AM   #1
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In a couple of days I plan on moving my Pear Wine to secondary. Due to the large amount of pulp and a bit of overflow there is going to be a fair bit of air at the top of the demi-john. I realise that it can be quite nasty (eg introducing bacteria etc) having a large air space so I assume this needs topped up.

Whats the best thing to top it up with? I doubt there are many places i will be able to get pear juice locally and was wondering what the best approach would be? Should I also be adding extra sugar (already 1kg of sugar introduced at the start) if I want to retain the ABV?


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Old 01-18-2007, 06:10 AM   #2
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Add sanitized marbles to your secondary fermenter. I've never done this myself, but it seems like a sound solution.

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