so i have my first wine ready to be bottled but... - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Winemaking Forum > so i have my first wine ready to be bottled but...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-06-2009, 12:59 PM   #1
Tonypr24
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Posts: 132
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



I just racked my first wine for the third time and is ready to go but I put a bright light to it and I can see alot of floaties, I dont know if the wine is contaminated but i tasted it and for a month old wine its pretty good. Is this normal on most wine to have alot of floaties? I even noticed what it looks like a hair floating on it...damn dog! (Husky) he must have walked by when I was working on the wine last time......I am ready to dump it..any suggestion??

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 01:13 PM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,885
Liked 8090 Times on 5646 Posts


If it's only a month old, it's no where near ready to be bottled! When it's crystal clear (no floaties!), it'll be ready. I have a rhubarb wine that I might bottle this spring. (I made it in May 2008). Patience will be rewarded with a good wine!
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 01:23 PM   #3
bmckee56
 
bmckee56's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Coraopolis, PA (Near Pittsburgh)
Posts: 912
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Yooper is right with the waiting. I have allowed wines to age for over seven months to ensure they are clear and complete. One month and three racks already is a bit much and absolutely to soon.

Unless my wine has excessive levels of sediment build-up, I do not rack any sooner than 1 month between each racking. In other words..... you should now be at three months with your wine instead of one month.

Be patient and you will be rewarded.

Salute!
__________________
On Tap #1 - East End Brew
On Tap #2 - Nada
On Tap #3 - Nuttin-Honey Ale
Fermenting - BMB's Cascading Citra Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 01:35 PM   #4
Tonypr24
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Posts: 132
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Ok....thanks but do I use a solid stopper now or do I leave the air lock on?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 01:50 PM   #5
gratus fermentatio
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
gratus fermentatio's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Montana
Posts: 12,350
Liked 2650 Times on 1459 Posts


Leave the airlock on, even if the fermentation is done there will still be some natural outgassing of CO2 & that will likely push your solid stopper right out of the carbouy; just be sure to keep the liquid levels in your airlock at the proper levels. Regards, GF.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I just bottled my first concord wine and gulped down some... estefano Winemaking Forum 2 12-11-2008 08:36 AM
Dryhoping, Ready to be bottled Nosnum Extract Brewing 5 03-19-2008 02:04 PM
new bottled wine weak. why??? sandra Winemaking Forum 2 10-23-2006 01:03 AM
First batch ready for bottling, second batch ready for brewing Cornfed Extract Brewing 5 09-28-2006 12:59 PM
Finally bottled my ... apple wine Regicider Cider Forum 7 01-27-2006 04:40 PM


Forum Jump