Help! I was degassing my wine and the bag that the oak chips were in broke! What should I do? Put it back In and just let the oak float around or just keep it out? It's already been in there for 2 weeks so maybe it's done it's job
You can just leave it out, but when you go to rack the wine, it may make things a bit difficult since it can clog up your siphon. (depending on the size of the chips) I had this problem with my Super Tuscan, but in the end. It doesn't hurt anything except your patience!
I never put my chips in a bag. I let them float and when the get water logged they sink to the bottom off the carboy. When I rack my wine I put a long cotton muslin bag over my auto siphon and I dont get any chips in the siphon.