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Old 01-11-2017, 02:00 PM   #11
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I plan to filter every batch this year. Why, because I can easily do so with mu AIO pump system....so why not?

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Old 01-11-2017, 02:51 PM   #12
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I plan to filter every batch this year. Why, because I can easily do so with mu AIO pump system....so why not?
You know, the AIO is a product of Space Exploration right?
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:18 PM   #13
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I used clearing agents and filtered (after about 3-4 months in carboy) then let it sit that long again.... Slight sediment in both reds and whites and DB...

Not sure why but I'm not too worried about it other than I would like to be able to have a wonderfully polished product long term in the bottle.... On the other hand I find sediment in commercial bottles all the time too...

Plan to let it sit longer and filter before bottling....

That's with the AIO setup and five micron red wine filters one micron white wine filters...

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Old 01-11-2017, 03:30 PM   #14
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What clearing agent? Chitosan or Sparkolloid? I've used Sparkolloid, but after using Chitosan and similar products. I won't go back to Sparkolloid again. It's slow to clear and can continue to drop sediment over months.
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You know, the AIO is a product of Space Exploration right?

Good one DC! And even though it sucks, it is still much more efficient than NASA. I have to admit, when NASA proved Chia Pets could grow hair in space it sealed the deal for me.

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Old 01-11-2017, 04:41 PM   #16
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I have some sparkolloid but have never used it. I have used included Chitosan from kits and have been considering Superkleer for non kit batches...

This case dropped some minor sediment in the bottle after I had used Chitosan and filtered but I had also let it sit in the carboy for another 3 or 4 months before bottling.... No biggie as I am drinking it and learning the tricks as I go....

I do love watching the Chitosan drop all the sediment out - it drops very quickly and is a sight to see - after a week it's clear and ready to xfer.

I think I'll experiment with adding another filter step at each racking....

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@ Harbrook
please check this link for all the part # - most all you can also find on amazon.ca to save you some shipping expense also -

http://www.allinonewinepump.com/prod...-filter-setup/

 
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i make only country wine from scratch, and i bulk dueto type from 1 to 2 yearsbulk aging, i fiterat each rackking 1 micron forwhiteand 5 micron forreds, usinf the allinonewinepump, @vacuumpumpman. i also rac just beforebottling at 1 an 2 years o***e, dose not harm anything, as te rest has told you you dont have to as long as you bulk age long enough, but i do just the same, i rack every 3 months, tilll most whites make 1 year bulk aging, and reds an pear makes 2 year bulk aging,
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QUOTE=Harbrook;634580]Another question that seems to split opinion.
Do you filter your wine before bottling?
I plan on bulk ageing my wine for a couple of months before bottling, but I am confused if it is a good idea to filter the wine as I bottle it after this time in the carboy.
The wine kit I am making is the Vineco Atmosphere Italian Amarone
If you do filter the wine, What is the best filtering system to use as an amateur winemaker. My philosophy on buying gear is "buy well, buy once" although I have to keep this in check as it is a hobby for me and don't have the funds to buy top of the range equipment[/QUOTE]
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I do filter my white wines, but never really filter my reds.

I find that filtering my whites really brighten them up. It is almost like a glass would light up a room.

I have a bon vino superjet filter (3 plate) and I also have a 6 plate filter (not sure of the maker) that I use only on larger runs of wine.
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