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Old 12-13-2011, 07:14 AM   #1
jonnywalker
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M racking my wine fir the first time tonight into another container, how do i seperate it from the sediment without losing any wine?



 
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:24 AM   #2
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I have a cap on my siphon I put in the sediment and it takes from right above my wine. Never had a problem.


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Old 12-13-2011, 12:55 PM   #3
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You will lose some of the wine. Its part of the process, not to worry!

 
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:35 PM   #4
Dekowski411
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I recommend using a 5/16" Auto-Siphon seen here:

Regular 5/16" Auto-Siphon - Tubing & Siphoning - Fermentation Equipment - Wine Equipment - Click here

or lower tubing 1 inch off the bottom of the Fermenter (Bucket or Carboy) and siphon into seconary containment.

Yes you will lose some wine in this process but the sediment contains high amounts entrained, or suspended, Tannins from the Fruit's Skin. Too much will tart the wine and leave an unfavorable after taste.

 
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:20 PM   #5
jonnywalker
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Thanks for ur advice, racked it yesterday! The siphoning bit was slow but did it, and it tasted amazin!!



 
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