I've made wine before and they always recommend making a yeast starter, adding acid blend, nutrient, tannin, peptic enzyme, campden tablets to kill any wild yeast and boil sugar water to dissolve the sugar, let the campden work for 24 hours, check the sg, start the wine in a pail and stir daily for 5 days and then rack, rack every 3 mo. until clear or 1 year.
this is a lot of work and time
now I'm reading about making apfelwein and you just dump everything in a carboy and it works from there for 4 months. so easy, I love it.
what about the wine sitting on the lees, airspace in the carboy, all the fears about it not turning out if the acid levels aren't just right.
Love all the shortcuts, and I will make a batch on Monday, but it blows me away not doing all the steps, and it still turns out great. what kind of recipies have I been using? Love you guys!
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