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Old 02-06-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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I am working hard to degas for close to a week with stirring mix stir drill, vacuum with hand pump. Everytime I check with the puff of air test the wine kit recommends, seems like there is still gas in there.

Am I going to make bottle bombs if I bottle in 2 weeks? How much is enough??


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Old 02-07-2012, 05:02 PM   #2
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Are you sure than your fermentation is complete? What's the SG?

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Old 02-07-2012, 10:14 PM   #3
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Yes hit the final gravity
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
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How much air escape are we talking about? I think you generally get a little pressure build up from just shaking up a liquid in the car boy.

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Old 02-08-2012, 12:47 PM   #5
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Well, no airlock activity at all. Small bubbles come out Everytime I attach a hand pump vacuum and create a vacuum
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:57 PM   #6
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No bubbles in an airlock are NO INDICATION of fermentation.

SG a day or so apart is the only true measure.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:33 PM   #7
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I agree, however I hit below the specified final gravity a few days in a row so fermentation had completed
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:02 PM   #8
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It's my first batch of wine and I'm just concerned that I'm not able to. Get every last ounce of gas out of my wine before I bottle. I'm pumping every day and some bubbles come up when I create a vacuum
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You might be pulling the excess SO2 out of suspension. It is bound to the wine to prevent oxidation. Did you treat with campden recently?

Best test is to taste the wine and see if it has the sharp bite of a carbonated beverage or the smooth taste of a flat beverage. You will be able to tell, but don't confuse a "young" wine taste with a carbonic acid taste.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:38 PM   #10
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Honestly tasted beautiful like a young wine. No carbonated mouth feel at all.

Should I stop abusing the wine with the so2 vacuum pull?


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