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anodari

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Hello wine friends,
This was my first kit I made 40 days ago. its currently in a carboy bulk aging. I tasted it two weeks ago and it was acidic and thin. I tried it two days ago and the acidity went down notably but it still seems too thin. I really don't want to waste the time bottling it, and was thinking about leaving it the carboy for 6 months. I don't expect big things from it. I just wanted to start my first kit. I have a Cellar Craft Amerone. fermenting now.

Is there anything I can do to improve the body and take the acidity out.
 

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Thanks Wade, I appreciate your advice.
I added 1/4 tsp of tannin for every gallon. I also added two oak staves. i'll leave them in there for 6 weeks, rack the wine and then bottle.
 

Wade E

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Sounds good, I tgink youll find it will improve substantially with that and time, what tannins did you add?
 

anodari

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Gosh Wade I dont know the name but it was for red wine.
Do they make differnt tannins for different wines?
 

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there are many different kinds of atnnins, did you check out the link I gave you in an above post?
 

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yes I did, but I bought what they had at my local brewstore.
 

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