Thank you. I went ahead and strained it, but I must say that I don't hold much hope for this batch. The process took MUCH longer than I expected, and I ended up having to stop on the middle to go to work. The batch was about 5 days old, but the SG was down to .090 from 1.10, so it had finished fermenting. During the process I managed to get not one, but TWO fruit flys in the new carboy. Hopefully the 15%ish ABV will protect against any spoilage. I'd guesstimate I managed to recover about 3xs the liquid that I thought I would though. I guess time will tell how it turns out.
Originally Posted by WVMJ
For some of these pulpy wines we like to just throw all the fruit in there and after the ferment has gone for a couple of days and the yeast has made a big thick cap of the pulp we siphon the wine from beneath the pulp, dont worry about getting stuff from the bottom as we will rack again once fermentation has stopped. Why would you think you need to add a lot of KM? Mango is also one to throw a ton of sediment like peaches. WVMJ
I was thinking of adding the KM to protect against the oxidation from straining the must. I added about 1/2 lb of sugar. I hope getting fermentation going for a bit might help with the oxidation. Again, time will tell.
Thank you both for your advise.