Racking - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Winemaking Forum > Racking

Thread Tools
Old 11-19-2008, 03:11 PM   #1
Mar 2008
Posts: 35

Doing a R.J Spagnols Bergemain 4 week wine kit. Now the wine is in the secondary and is done clarifying, so I'me ready to filter and bottle. Now my brother was telling me to racking it again and leave it an other week for it to age a bit more more. Does this makes sense?


Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2008, 03:25 PM   #2
Aleforge's Avatar
May 2007
Wentzville, Missouri
Posts: 1,232
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

I don't make wine, but from what I have read most people rack several times before bottling. Possibly even as many as 3-4.
PRIMARY - Irish Red
PRIMARY - Apple Bee Cider
PRIMARY - Dunkelweizen
PRIMARY - Orange Blossom Mead

"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes." -- Mahatma Gandhi

Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2008, 03:12 AM   #3
Nov 2008
unionville tennessee
Posts: 4

rack and let sit till you need to bottle ! ill rack several times in the first month and then rack every so often till the bubbles stop then just leave till i want to bottle !

Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2008, 09:16 PM   #4

You risk oxidation with frequent racking. I follow the instructions for the particular kit and after the final stabilization step, I leave it in the carboy for months before bottling, without racking again. I also rarely filter since extended bulk aging will cause practically all suspended particles to drop out of the wine.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Merits of Racking or Not Racking Cider lapaglia Cider Forum 24 01-06-2014 04:25 AM
racking help nutcase Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 04-07-2009 02:42 AM
What can I fill my racking tube with to begin racking? bgough Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 02-16-2009 12:41 AM
Racking without a racking cane or autosiphon conpewter General Techniques 1 01-09-2009 07:38 PM
Racking with CO2 AnOldUR General Techniques 1 01-07-2008 07:15 PM

Forum Jump