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Old 06-29-2013, 12:22 PM   #1
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So I've noticed that a lot of the recipes for making wine say to leave in the primary 5-7, or 3-5 days or some variation.. They say to cover during that time, does that mean tight with an airlock, or just cover to keep flies etc out. Thanks
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If you're using real fruit (not just juice or concentrate), then cover it with a towel so you can gently push down the fruit that floats to the top (punch the cap) daily for a week or so until you strain out the fruit. If you're not using fruit you can go straight to airlock.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:08 PM   #3
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If you're using real fruit (not just juice or concentrate), then cover it with a towel so you can gently push down the fruit that floats to the top (punch the cap) daily for a week or so until you strain out the fruit. If you're not using fruit you can go straight to airlock.
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