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Old 01-25-2017, 03:33 PM   #1
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My Skeeter Pee cleared really nicely after 4 days so I racked to another carboy to get it off the sediment.

How clear should it be before moving to the next step and back sweetening? I attached a picture of what it looks like now. Is it worth letting it sit for another week or should I move on?
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My Skeeter Pee cleared really nicely after 4 days so I racked to another carboy to get it off the sediment.

How clear should it be before moving to the next step and back sweetening? I attached a picture of what it looks like now. Is it worth letting it sit for another week or should I move on?
Clear is crystal clear, your wine is pretty clear, but still has a haze. That haze will end up being sediment in your bottles. Let it sit as long as needed to be crystal clear.

These are crystal clear........
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Clear is crystal clear, your wine is pretty clear, but still has a haze. That haze will end up being sediment in your bottles. Let it sit as long as needed to be crystal clear.

These are crystal clear........
Thanks John! This helps a lot. I'll give it a couple weeks and see where we are at then

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After is sits for a while I'll run it through a mini jet filter w/ #2 filter pads.
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My Skeeter Pee cleared really nicely after 4 days so I racked to another carboy to get it off the sediment.

How clear should it be before moving to the next step and back sweetening? I attached a picture of what it looks like now. Is it worth letting it sit for another week or should I move on?
Did you happen to add any pectic enzyme? Mine was having a hard time clearing. Kinda looked like yours with a haze to it. I treated it with pectic enzyme and within days it was crystal clear like johnd's. The original recipe does not call for pectic enzyme, but i will be adding it from now on!

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