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onlyreds

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I make around 75 gallons of wine every year and decided it was time to invest in a sparger. I got tired of my wines going bad after just a couple years. I looked all over and the only unit I found was over $450. That's just out of reality for me. Then I found one. A small company out of Ohio started making a 2 bottle sparger that does exactly what I needed at a price that makes sense. Evergreen Midwest. Search their site for "sparging-unit" and BAM. There it is. I'm always on the lookout for affordable equipment additions to up my game and this addition changes everything.
 

pjd

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The question has to be asked... Why are your wines going bad in a couple years? I've never felt the need to have a bottle sparger and my wines from 6 years ago are still fine.
 

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The question has to be asked... Why are your wines going bad in a couple years? I've never felt the need to have a bottle sparger and my wines from 6 years ago are still fine.

Same with me. No issues with going bad after 5-6 years. Might be an issue with your process.
 

onlyreds

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I'm always on the lookout for ways to elevate my process. The ambient air in bottles pre-fill becomes compressed into solution at corking. Perhaps your process involves higher SO2 levels than I'm willing to go. I believe sparging is a better alternative. There must be a reason commercial fillers sparge just prior to filling. Do you think there's a flaw in their process, or is it a decision based on science?
 

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