I have 6 Gal of Apple Juice (store bought), EC1118, different types of sugar, primary for 10 days at 68 deg F, secondary 50 days at 68 deg F (doesnt taste very good - flat with aftertaste). Fermented good though - alcohol should be at 15%+ according to hydrometer. Still has some small bubbles but no burping in the air lock for over 30 days (SG 1). Next step - bulk age for a few months then bottle.
I will rack this weekend (read some stuff said to add some acid blend to help with flatness - so will add half suggested per directions on bottle at this time) and bulk age in another 6 gal glass carboy. So after I rack this weekend should I kill and sanitize (add the Campden and sorbate) and degas or wait until after the bulk age, then degas several times and add chemicals again later.
What process should I follow at this point.
Does this sound right: Rack, add acid blend, degas, airlock, wait a few hours, degas, add campden and sorbate, degass, airlock, 10 hours later - degass again, airlock - let bulk age for a month, rack, degas, airlock - let bulk age another month - bottle.
I have only made little one gallon stuff and drank to soon
. Trying to make some decent wine this time.