I used CH35 successfully on a PN Chilean juice bucket and grapes this Spring. So far I like it but it is still very young, and I don't know Pinot Noirs very well so I couldn't tell you if it will be considered a positive thing down the road. It did soften up the mouth feel and acidic bite a bit, thought the bite on my PN wasn't harsh and in your face like it can be with a Cab Sauv.Going to start my MLF's for our Cabs tonight or tomorrow. Over thinking, but haven't heard any one doing it to a Pinot Noir. Fresh grapes & juice bucket. Only 2nd MLF. Thanks. Roy
A good option for 13 gallons is two 6's and a 1 gallon. Having a variety of sizes is the easiest way to resolve this issue. In addition to demijohns and 6 gallon carboys (which comprise most of my glass storage vessels), I keep on hand an assortment of smaller options, including 5,s, 3's, 1's, and 1/2's. It offers combinations to accommodate those off quantities of wine without excessive waste or topping up. My two cents.So I racked off my lees tonight, ended up with 13 gallons, two five gallon carboys full, and one with about 3 gallons in it. I see above FTC said he was going to top off with some store bottles of wine.
How does one get rid of the air space? Shall I get 3 one gallons bottles and fill them, blow a balloon up in the 5 gallon carboy, I dont really want to dump somebody else's 2 gallons of wine into my 3 gallons of wine?
There must be a good way to resolve the carboy sizing issue I havent thought of.