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    Degasing

    I would like to degas my wine using a vacuum pump. Can anyone recommend a pump to purchase? Name? Model? I don't know much about them. It has become so time consuming using a "whip" to degas the amount of wine I make. Thank you.
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    Bottle Aging

    How long after degassing should you wait before bottling? My wine has been bulk aging in glass carboys for 7 months(after fermentation)and has been racked twice. I want to stir the wine to see if there is trapped gas before bottling, but I am not sure how long I should wait after degassing...
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    Taste-Not right

    I made 20 gallons of Chianti. It has fermented to dryness. The first racking took place in January and then a second in May. In May when I tasted it, it had a funny taste initially but the after-taste was smooth and tasted just like Chianti. I am wondering if there is trapped gas affecting the...
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    Bulk Aging

    What is the ideal Temperature for bulk aging red wine? White wine? The temp I have fluctuates between 68-72 degrees. I am afraid this is too warm.
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    Chianti

    I made 20 gallons of Chianti. It has fermented to dryness. The first racking took place in January and then a second in May. In May when I tasted it, it had a funny taste initially but the after taste was smooth and tasted just like Chianti. I am wondering if there is trapped gas affecting the...
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    Hello Everyone!

    Hello my name is Chris and I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I am making wine for the second year now and am learning so much reading about the wine making process. Some of it can be confusing though. So I joined this site in hopes that I can clear up some questions that I have, recieve some good...
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