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Old 10-11-2017, 02:35 PM   #1
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I have been making wine for about 10 years and this year I finally decided to get on the path to better consistent wine making, Hence MLF testing.
I have attached my first MLF test this is 2 weeks since racking of the gross lees
I added Chris Hansen's Malolactic culture vinfiora Oenos right after racking off the gross lees that was 2 weeks ago. Looks like I have a way to go.
The Zin is in 60 gallon VC Stainless Tank and the Cab is in a 39 Gallon VC stainless tank with air locks, there does not appear to be anything going on with either of them. Room temp is 70 degrees. I have not added So2 since my initial into the must at crush. What advice can you give me, just wait another 2 weeks and test again? Should I add So2, my guess is to wait for the malic acid not show up on the test.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:58 PM   #2
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It looks like ML is moving along, don't add sulfite yet, I would say you are correct with testing again in 2 weeks.

 
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:02 PM   #3
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The occasional stirring may help move it along. Once you get a clear test, give it two more weeks before sulfiting.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:53 PM   #4
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Thanks Stickman & Johnd, I really appreciate your feedback.

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