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Old 03-16-2013, 03:24 AM   #1
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Once I rack my wine the first time, how long do I let it sit before I rack it again? And how many times do I repeat this process? I'm making easy home brew, juice yeast and sugar
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Once I rack my wine the first time, how long do I let it sit before I rack it again? And how many times do I repeat this process? I'm making easy home brew, juice yeast and sugar
Let it sit until completely clear. Rack it when you have lees 1/4" thick, or after 60 days if you have any lees at all.

Once you go 60 days with NO new lees, it's ready to bottle.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:00 AM   #3
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So once it is done let it sit for 60 days and rack it then keep racking until it is clear?
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:35 PM   #4
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Yep! Rack every two months till there isn't any yeast on the bottom. Not even a thin layer. It takes longer for all of to drop out than you think. It will probably take at least 3 rackings.
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