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Old 05-15-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
Jun 2010
Portage, Mi
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so I'm mainly a beer guy, but I have a few wines/meads going in a 1 gallon, 3 gallon and 5 gallon carboy, I really want these to be really clear, but don't have another carboy to rack to.

Thinking I can rack off the lees into a bucket, quick clean the carboy then rack back into it. Is this a ok idea?
I brew like I cook....prolly won't be able to recreat anything I make but i'll try to improve on it

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Old 05-15-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
Jun 2010
Edmonton Ky
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I do this anytime I need to. I only have a few carboys and they are all full so I will rack to bottling bucket, cleancarboy and replace wine back in carboy.. You might have to top up a bit.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:54 AM   #3
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Do it all the time...

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Old 05-15-2012, 11:56 AM   #4
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Branford, CT
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Calculate out How much you would need and start a siphon using enough hose to hold all 5 gallons. Keep it I'm the hose while you clean the carbon and rerack it back into itself.

I kid I kid. Like everyone else said put it in a bottling bucket a just wash out your carboy and you'll be fine.

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