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Old 11-19-2008, 11:50 PM   #1
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Besides the spoon handle with the hole that I got from my LHBS, are their any easier ways to degass wine. Maybe something that hooks to a drill....

or is the spoon method good enough?

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Old 11-20-2008, 12:02 AM   #2
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Yes I bought one at my local homebrew shop or try finevinewines.com he even has videos showing it in use, Ken

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Old 11-20-2008, 01:44 AM   #3
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most places that sell winemaking supply have these
Mix/Stir Tool - Hooks Up To A Drill

The big boys bubble nitrogen gas through the wine to strip out the co2 - this prevents mixing in oxygen. Of course ideally you would let it degass naturally since either stirring or nitrogen stripping will also strip out some of the volatile aroma compounds.

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Old 11-20-2008, 01:51 AM   #4
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Of course ideally you would let it degass naturally since either stirring or nitrogen stripping will also strip out some of the volatile aroma compounds.
The problem with aging is that CO2 can remain in solution even if you let them sit a long time, at about 0.9 volumes. Of course, you can rack a few times, but you should add sulfite each time and eventually the level of sulfite will be quite high.

The mix/stir is a great tool for degassing, especially if you have a variable speed drill.
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:04 AM   #5
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I have a unused wire welding rod if thats the right term for it and bend it into a L shape and attached it to a drill and go at it.

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Old 11-20-2008, 01:49 PM   #6
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If its a stainless steel rod go for it. If its a welding rod save it for welding it will be covered in flux that I'd bet wouldn't bee good for wine.

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Old 11-21-2008, 03:56 AM   #7
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If its a stainless steel rod go for it. If its a welding rod save it for welding it will be covered in flux that I'd bet wouldn't bee good for wine.
Oh yeah for sure!
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Old 11-29-2008, 02:01 AM   #8
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I use a whizz stick

But I've seen people use a vac u vin bottle stopper, and brake bleeding tool

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Old 12-04-2008, 01:57 PM   #9
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I vaccuum degas with a rigged wine saver pump. Very effective if done carefully. No shoulder strain. I usually do it a few days in a row.

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Old 12-04-2008, 02:23 PM   #10
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I use a Mity-Vac. Just use food grade tubing (obviously) not the tubing that comes with the Mity-Vac.

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