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Old 04-20-2017, 10:13 PM   #4071
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If i were you i'd rack it to the secondary and sleep easy. If it doesnt finish off in a week from 1.002 i'd then use sorbate and be happy with a very slightly off-dry wine. But thats just me, more experienced hands may have a different view of it.

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:06 AM   #4072
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So I have a batch of db. Today it was at 1.002 in primary ( 9 days in primary). I am leaving town tomorrow for over a week... I know bad timing. I racked it into secondary. Do you think it will be fine? I didn't fully degas or add any sorbate/k meta as I want to ferment till dry. Thanks for any info.
It'll be just fine, enjoy your trip!
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:37 PM   #4073
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Got six gallons sitting in a carboy been clearing for about a week. I plan on giving it at least two weeks, but how can I tell when it's done clearing?

 
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:26 PM   #4074
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Got six gallons sitting in a carboy been clearing for about a week. I plan on giving it at least two weeks, but how can I tell when it's done clearing?
Shine your phone light behind it and get real close to see if there are any particles floating around. My six gallon cleared in three days, oddly, while my one gallon batch took a week and a half.

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Old 04-21-2017, 10:45 PM   #4075
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Shine your phone light behind it and get real close to see if there are any particles floating around. My six gallon cleared in three days, oddly, while my one gallon batch took a week and a half.
Thanks! So I put a flashlight behind it and when I looked in, there didn't seem to be any particles floating around. Does that mean it's as clear as itll get?

 
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Old 04-22-2017, 05:45 AM   #4076
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Thanks! So I put a flashlight behind it and when I looked in, there didn't seem to be any particles floating around. Does that mean it's as clear as itll get?
Go look at a commercial bottle of Rose wine. Your color might be a brighter red, but the clarity of that Rose is what you're after.
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Go look at a commercial bottle of Rose wine. Your color might be a brighter red, but the clarity of that Rose is what you're after.
Thanks, it's just hard to tell when it's all in the carboy

 
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Thanks, it's just hard to tell when it's all in the carboy
The larger volume certainly adds a challenge.
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Old 04-22-2017, 03:12 PM   #4079
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Thanks, it's just hard to tell when it's all in the carboy
We just use a wine thief and put a little in a wine glass and if it looks crystal clear and 7-10 days have passed we back sweeten.

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We just use a wine thief and put a little in a wine glass and if it looks crystal clear and 7-10 days have passed we back sweeten.

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