malolactic fermentation

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  1. KTWineMaker

    Add a second string of Malolactic Cultures, if first didn't work?

    I have a batch of Lodi Zinfandel grapes which have gone through primary fermentation, after crushing and destemming I added 1/4 potassium metabisulfate to the must. I want my wine to go through MLF, but my local wine store only had one kind of malolactic cultures: WLP675 Malolactic Cultures. I...
  2. DonnyDarko19

    Malolactic Fermentation Help

    I had a question about MLF. After a week of fermenting 100 lbs of merlot grapes with EC-1118, I pressed my grapes on Friday and racked off the gross lees on Sunday. I have not added any sulfites since the crush. When I racked on Sunday, I had to top off with a similar store bought wine. 3...
  3. JCBurg

    Malolactic fermentation, should I?

    simple question here, I will be making petite petal this fall, if that matters at all, and I am planning out my steps. When should I begin ML fermentation if at all? How do I know it is time? Is it something that is always done with reds and if not under what conditions would I not do an ML...
  4. B

    Fermentation Plan; Racking; Oaking; One-Step Cleanser

    I’m only a few years into my wine making adventure so looking for all the help I can get! Has anyone used One Step to clean and sanitize equipment? I have always used b-brite and Kmeta in the past, but I want to keep sulfites low to allow for a better fermentation and MLF. Also curious if my...
  5. Dom Lausic

    MLF for Pinot Noir

    Good morning all, Just racked my Pinot Noir from primary Sunday night, and I'm getting ready for MLF, but had a couple of questions. I crushed 12 cases of PN to get 110L of wine. I inoculated the must with Lalvin RC212 yeast and added pectic enzymes for colour. When I was racking from...
  6. tradowsk

    Malolactic fermentation for kits

    I have an extended maceration going with a WineXpert Eclipse Lodi Ranch 11 Cab Sauv kit that will be finishing up in 2 weeks. I was interested in doing MLF on this batch once the EM is done since my preference for red wine is lower acid. But I read online in...
  7. P

    Questions about malolactic fermentation.

    Howdy folks. I created a wine from an old grape vine in my garden around two months ago, this was my first attempt at making wine and was a very fun time, I did not perform a malolactic fermentation post the primary fermentation. The wine is very tart, it has a strong alcohol flavour behind an...
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