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Old 08-08-2011, 01:10 AM   #1
Delaney
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Hi,

I'm currently brewing red raspberry wine.

I am brewing 6 gallons of wine.

The Primary holds about 8 gallons, which I all I have room for.

Unfortunately the volume of the 20lbs of raspberries I am using has a volume of a few gallons. Due to the large volume of raspberries, in order to allow room for the krausen, I was only able to add about 4 US gallons of the full 6 Gallons required.

I am planning to add the remaining 2 gallons of water to the secondary, and rack onto it. I will cool the boiling water to fermentation temperature before racking the wine onto it.

Are there any problems with doing this?

I am doing this recipe:
http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/redrasp.asp

 
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:17 AM   #2
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Nope, sounds like a good plan.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:21 AM   #3
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Okay.

I was worried that less water might result in less flavor/aroma being extracted.

 
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:30 AM   #4
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The more water you have the weaker it will be. You can take your measurements for sugar etc. and figure out what the content will be with 50% water added to it. (4 gal wine+ 2 gal water)
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