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I made a mistake (not paying enough attention to what I was doing) at the stabilizing and clearing stage. I was to add Kieselsol and stir and then after 5 minutes add Chitosan, etc. What I ACTUALLY did was add Chitosan and then Kieselsol. Have I ruined the wine? Is there something I can do to rectify? Any advice?
 

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I made a mistake (not paying enough attention to what I was doing) at the stabilizing and clearing stage. I was to add Kieselsol and stir and then after 5 minutes add Chitosan, etc. What I ACTUALLY did was add Chitosan and then Kieselsol. Have I ruined the wine? Is there something I can do to rectify? Any advice?
Being a newbie, I recently made this mistake and asked the same question. The response I got from the knowledge here basically said wait and see, which I did and everything turned out alright. This was on a Sauv Blanc so it is easy to tell when it clears out not. Reds might be a bit harder to tell. What are you making?
 

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Thanks for the reply. It's a Meritage which is a Bordeaux blend. I've got fingers and toes crossed.
 

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Instructions for using Kieselsol and chitosan vary greatly. Some say add kieselsol 24 hours prior to the addition of chitosan. Some say wait 1 hour, some say wait 15 minutes. Some just say use kieselsol first then add chitosan. I generally add kieselsol then rack into new container after which I add chitosan. The wine always clears crystal clear.
 

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Thanks. I put the chitosan in first so I hope it will clear sufficiently.
 

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Thanks. I put the chitosan in first so I hope it will clear sufficiently.
I did that once. I just skipped the kieselsol. Wine still cleared fine. Actually, time was, I didn't use any clarifiers; I just waited for the wines to clarify of their own accord.
 

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