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Old 10-14-2009, 02:13 PM   #1
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I have started a Vintner's Reserve Shiraz kit, and it is in secondary now. I need to leave it sit for a while while I collect bottles and find a good time to clear and bottle (I will be in and out of town for a while).
Is secondary a good place to leave it sit for an extra couple of weeks? The instructions say 5-7 days primary, 10 days secondary, add clearing stuff and top up. let sit for 14 more days.
Should I let it sit in secondary? or degass and clear and let it sit the extra time?

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Old 10-14-2009, 02:23 PM   #2

Make sure it's topped up and under an airlock after the ten days and add the potassium metabisulfite and you can let it sit for a year or more if you'd like and there would be no need to clear, degass, or stabilize.

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