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Old 02-13-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
Derrick123
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I have a blueberry wine that has been in a Carboy for about 6 months. There are very little lees and is very dark. I can't see through the Carboy.

This past weekend I added a clarifier to see if that would help. It made no difference at all.

Do some wines just stay very dark?

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:19 AM   #2
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how many times have you racked it?

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:25 AM   #3
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I have racked it three times

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:53 AM   #4
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Which clarifier did you use? I cant think of a blueberry juice that's clear, but maybe it could be through the use of some sort of pectic enzyme or something along those lines.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:40 AM   #5
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I just finished a blueberry and sloe wine and I had the exact problem. If you didn't use pectic enzyme, it's probably a pectic haze. Very tough to get rid of post fermentation.

Still drinkable, just doesn't look as nice.

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Old 02-14-2012, 11:22 AM   #6
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The recipe called for 2.5 tsp of pectin enzyme.

I forget the name of the clarifier but it's the one with two small packages of liquid that you add to the wine. I have used them many times with no issues.

Wine taste great

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:06 PM   #7
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Are you sure that the wine itself isn't that dark? I've seen Blueberry stay very dark in the carboy but have a better color in the bottle or glass. Is your condition cloudy/hazy or just dark?
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:09 PM   #8
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Have you put a flashlight up to the carboy to shine thru? I can barely see the light thru my blackberry wine but it is crystal clear, just very dark
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:48 PM   #9
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When I racked it this weekend I put some in a glass. It is an amazing deep purple color. It was not cloudy or hazy, just dark.

I did put a flashlight up to the Carboy and the light does not go through.

I would guess that if it's been in the Carboy for 6 months and after going through the clarifier it made no difference, it must be clear.

It Taste great.

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:59 PM   #10
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its probably just the color of the wine, my red wine is like that too im sure blueberry is probably darker.

 
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