- Feb 13, 2017
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So, I am just about to begin my first attempt at wine making. I have been making homebrew beer for years and I figured it was time to try wine. So I will be doing a Winexpert Eclipse Cab and I have seen videos with people weighing down their grape skins with glass beads and such. If I do this, do I still have to open the fermentor and stir during the first 7 days as the directions state? Coming from beer brewing, opening the fermentor is a big no-no due to the exposure to oxygen. Any advice will help....I have a lot to learn before I begin.