Siphoning from primary into secondary

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  1. Oct 27, 2018 #1

    PJ805

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    Does anyone else have a hard time siphoning from primary into secondary? Between getting carbon dioxide in the siphon and grape skins stuck at the bottom it seems near impossible, even after doing my best to remove the skins. Perhaps I just need to invest in a better siphon? Any other suggestions?
     
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    Kit, juice, fruit, grapes?

    Do you have a step to “press” the must, removing the wine from the skins?

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    1.float a colander in the must set you siphon down into the colander. juice will flow in as you press down siphon without a problem
    2 don't punch down the must on the day you plan on racking. must will float to the top. just push siphon down to bottom of fermentor and siphon off free run juice then press the rest.
     
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    A ss hopper strainer works excellently for me. just put the siphon inside the strainer and dip into must. This is free run. the rest including skin just goes into a nylon bag with a scoop. give a sqeeze and collect into another bottle. it is press run. let it settle for two days with a small dose of chitosan, usually retrieve 80% from it.
     
  5. Oct 29, 2018 #5

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    Thanks guys, I will try those suggestions

    I used fresh grapes from local wineries, hand pressed.
     
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    Need to check with Steve at allinwine pump. He has a great invention that I use................
     
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    I did exactly as salcoco did and it worked just fine.
     

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