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  1. Jim Cepaniewski

    Malolactic Fermentation

    Hello all, I need your help/advice. I have wines that are about one month past primary fermentation. I’m concerned my Reds did not complete malolactic fermentation, so instead of paying to have them tested, I’m just going to add more cultures. This is where my question lies… What if I take a...
  2. Jim Cepaniewski

    Degassing…

    Can you Degas a second time? I racked my wine (a Sauvignon Blanc ) and degassed it, added Potassium Metabisulfite, and then a clearifier. Even added a bottle to top off. Days later I see my air locks with pressure. Not bubbling. I fear I might have not degassed enough. Before I bottle, can I...
  3. Jim Cepaniewski

    I think I killed the fermentation?

    Picked up two pails of Sauvignon Blanc. As I begin primary fermentation I bloomed the yeast and added .48g of Fermaid-O. When I did this the juice irruptdid and I lost quite a bit as it fizz way over the pails. Going forward everything seemed fine. When I racked into my 6 gallon carboys I...
  4. Jim Cepaniewski

    Filtering Wine

    A company that sells filters and filtering equipment says 2microns is basic finishing, but it takes a 0.5micron filter to remove ALL dead yeast and really polish the wine. I make Red & White and rack 3 times before bottling. Are those micron levels accurate? What’s your recommendation? Also was...
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