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Old 05-12-2011, 03:21 PM   #1
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Hey Everyone,

So I will be upfront about it. I am VERY new to making wine. I normally brew beer but have finally decide to branch out into wine making.

I have made a couple of batches of red wine. I don't make it from the grapes, I go to a local store and buy 6 gallons of juice.

I have quite a bit of red and was thinking about doing a white (possible a chardonnay). I was talking to some other wine-makers and they warned me about it being very hard to get clarity with the wine. One guy told me he tried to make a batch of white and when it was all said and done it was very cloudy. It tasted alright but when pouring a glass you would think twice about drinking it.

I haven't started the batch just yet, I was hoping to get more clarification of what this cloudiness is, and how can I avoid it?

Any help would be great!!

Thanks!

 
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:45 PM   #2
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It could have been a pectin haze? In which case a pectic enzme would help. (1tsp per gallon)

 
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:30 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice. I appreciate it!!

 
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:21 PM   #4
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A lot of great information here ...

http://www.winebook.webs.com/

 
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