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I’m curious how many times most of you rack your wine in a one year period before bottling.
In terms of volume, I make seven six gallon carboys per season.

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Depends if it's grapes or juice. With grapes around 3 days after crush, 3 weeks after crush, 3 months after crush, 6 months after last racking, if bulk aging more than a year maybe once more prior to racking before bottling. But that's just me.
 

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I rack 3-7 days after fermentation.
Next, 3-4 weeks after that.
Thereafter, approximately every 3 months.
Finally, 1-2 weeks prior to bottling.
 

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Depends if it's grapes or juice. With grapes around 3 days after crush, 3 weeks after crush, 3 months after crush, 6 months after last racking, if bulk aging more than a year maybe once more prior to racking before bottling. But that's just me.
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I rack 3-7 days after fermentation.
Next, 3-4 weeks after that.
Thereafter, approximately every 3 months.
Finally, 1-2 weeks prior to bottling.
If my math is correct, about seven times in one year. Would you agree with that?
 

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My personal opinion is that is too many. I believe Chuck is also referring to grapes. I would say 5 max. Especially if you're doing the 1/4 tsp after each racking. That would give you around 250 ppm total which is reaching the limits.
 

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1) about 24-48 hours after pressing
2) Upon completion of MLF - or a month or two after that
3) Into the barrel
4) Out of the barrel
5) Prior to bottling (maybe two here if there's sediment after blending)

This is for red wines from grapes. White wines, or wines from juice would probably see less.
 

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