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Old 12-09-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
Jul 2012
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Hello all,
I am currently in the last week of a Blackberry merlot wine kit, The wine tastes pretty good though a little tart right now and it is clearing well... But I can also tatse a little carbonation still in it. I de-gassed when I racked a couple of weeks ago with a cordless drill and de-gassing rod. My question is, can I de-gas again right before I bottle or will that ruin the batch due to oxidation? I usually just brew beer but gave the wine a try for some friends and family for Christmas. Thanks in advance!!

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Old 12-10-2012, 12:50 PM   #2
Aug 2012
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Yes, you can de-gas again, just be gentle. A wine like this is going to be consumed young so a bit of oxygen won't be too detrimental. The family will like it. Enjoy!

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