How many of you skip using clearing agents? What are the pros and cons of doing so? Wondering if this is a tweak I should make with the wines I have going, since I plan to bulk age, and would love to know your thoughts. Thanks!
Just starting Bulk aging my Eclipse Noctural, this will be my first kit skipping the clearing agent completely. Part of my reasoning for trying this is that the eclipse line get close to 2" of lees when using the finings, I generally have to rack them down to 5 gallon carboys.
Not adding the finings there was less then 1" of lees and the wine looked reasonably clear. I will see how it looks in 3 month when I rack off of the oak.