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Old 05-16-2017, 07:29 AM   #11
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That doesn't sound out of line to me.
Only 10 days in you will probably need to degas again.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:49 PM   #12
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Put in a 2 part fining kieselsol and chitosan. Will bottle this Sunday if clear.

 
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:14 AM   #13
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???????? THE QUICKEST THING IVE EVER MADE TOOK 2 MONTHS AND 2 WEEKS.
Joe ancient orange.
I am far too new to be certain but I cant imagine you could be anywhere near bottle ready.
Original post just over 10 days old.
If you dont end up with bottle bombs I expect you will have a bunch of sediment.
I have had both. Now I wait 1 week minimum after I think im bottle ready, and if I can detect any change 2 more weeks before I look at it again. If no chage then, 1 more week again.
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:05 PM   #14
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I don't think any of us start out with enough patience! It's hard on the first batch (or 5th) to give it the time it really needs. I'm still in a rush to "do something" whenever I've got something going. It's taking a LOT of self control to just let stuff sit and age. Waiting does not come naturally to me.

I have come to accept the sediment in my earlier bottles. They have all been for home use anyways. Hopefully some of my later batches will be good enough to give away. Otherwise I've got to drink it all myself, and I don't think the wife would like that ::
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Old 05-21-2017, 11:55 AM   #15
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I measured everything with my hydrometer. Fermentation was complete when I degassed. it cleared brilliantly like the package said and I just bottled this morning. It tastes good but it is definitely missing something. It has a good initial flavor and ends well but there seems to be like it's no body.

 
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Old 05-21-2017, 12:34 PM   #16
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will body will body come with age? Or was my original ingredients list missing something?

 
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Old 05-21-2017, 06:21 PM   #17
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Oak can add completeness .
I cant speak for time on this one.
I hope it stays in the bottle long enough to find out.
If I dont see you post about sediment or bombs in the next cpuple months I may give this a go.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:03 PM   #18
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Daniel,

You are going to learn so much on this first jump into the pool! Its going to be a great ride and always remember that your making your own wine, hooch, etc. Right there is a statement that is worth making. Don't get discouraged and keep working each batch thinking do I like it and would I serve it to my friends, family, others.

Have fun and welcome to the forum.

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Old 05-21-2017, 08:03 PM   #19
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I did not put any oak in this, I think maybe I should have. There is no sugar left in the wine I do not think Fermintation can start again. I checked for degassing before bottling by putting a vacuum on carboy and not a single bubble came out.

 
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:05 PM   #20
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I got 2 cases out of this and plan on keeping 1 case at least 6 months. I am keeping a 1 liter bottle for the 1 year anniversary.

 
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