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Old 01-18-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
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I'm making Edwort's Apfelwein and there was nothing about degassing in the instructions for that.

Then I got carried away and looked up recipes for plum wine and grapefruit wine because my friend had excess fruit.

So I have a batch of grapefruit wine and a batch of plum wine started... do I need to degas either of those?



 
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:34 PM   #2
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Scroll down to the very bottom of this page for answers.



 
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:37 PM   #3
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Generally, you don't have to degas. That is usually done in kit wines, to make them ready to bottle early.

If you have the wine at a cool temperature, though, it may hold on to some co2 and actually appear carbonated. That happens because cold solutions allow co2 to more easily dissolve into the solution, and the fermentation has slowed down enough where there isn't enough pressure to "burp" the airlock and let the co2 out.

I've only had to degas one wine, other than kit wines, so it's definitely not commonly done!
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:38 PM   #4
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heres some ideas on how to do it.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f25/wine...42/index2.html

 
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