Quantcast

Cold Stabilization and pot BiCarb

Wine Making Talk

Help Support Wine Making Talk:

zadvocate

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2015
Messages
391
Reaction score
72
My ph was 2.85 and TA 10. I added 30!grams of pot BiCarb to 6 gal. I then put it all into our refrigerator to cold stabilize. It been 48 hours and there is a lot of stuff on the bottom. Guessing tartrate crystals. How long should I CS? Was initially going to CS for 2 weeks.
Thanks
 

Johnd

Senior Member
WMT Supporter
Joined
Jun 10, 2015
Messages
6,617
Reaction score
6,518
Location
South Louisiana
My ph was 2.85 and TA 10. I added 30!grams of pot BiCarb to 6 gal. I then put it all into our refrigerator to cold stabilize. It been 48 hours and there is a lot of stuff on the bottom. Guessing tartrate crystals. How long should I CS? Was initially going to CS for 2 weeks.
Thanks
You'll initially get some sediment dropout very soon after adding, just because you see fallout, don't assume CS is complete. Run a quick test to see the initial effects, checking your pH and TA. Assuming you haven't gotten to your pH/TA goals, follow the CS protocol you set for your wine.
 

zadvocate

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2015
Messages
391
Reaction score
72
My pH came in around 3.28 and my TA at 8.1 it's only been four days so I'm very happy with that. I will let it continue on until the two weeks is over.
 

Johnd

Senior Member
WMT Supporter
Joined
Jun 10, 2015
Messages
6,617
Reaction score
6,518
Location
South Louisiana
My pH came in around 3.28 and my TA at 8.1 it's only been four days so I'm very happy with that. I will let it continue on until the two weeks is over.
I don't think I asked, so is this a red or a white wine? Which varietal?
 

ceeaton

Fifth year
Joined
Feb 15, 2015
Messages
5,064
Reaction score
5,124
Location
Southern PA
Have you compared the taste before adding the BiCarb to what it is now? Curious as to how much of a difference you notice.
 

zadvocate

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2015
Messages
391
Reaction score
72
I bottled and gave out a case as presents. Everyone really liked it.
 
Top