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eightysixCJ

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Greetings all,

Curious if most folks keep an extra VC tank to rack directly into or rack into another container, clean the VC tank and pump back into the original tank?

Thanks,

Tom
 

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I always work to keep a spare tank open for racking and filtering. When I'm really tight for space, I try to coordinate my bottling schedule so I have wine ready to bottle and free up a tank by the time I need a tank. Only rarely have I been so desperate for space that I've had to rack into a temporary container for cleaning and rack back.
 

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I use my primary fermenters. I rack, then rack back. SSVC tanks are too expensive to simply leave empty....

Tip: I float some sheet plastic over the top as I fill the primary to reduce air exposure. I also add a shot of k-meta for good measure once I am done.
 

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