Topping Skeeter Pee?

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raybush

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I'm moving along nicely with my first batch of Skeeter. Fermentation in the secondary is almost complete. So, I'll be soon be racking to a clean carboy to clear. My questions: Should I top up? If so, with what? Water? Commercial lemonade? Frozen concentrate? Any help is appreciated.

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I did not top this up. I don't think it effected things at all. I think the high acid of the lemon juice protects it from oxidizing.
 

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GM is right you don't need to to worry about topping up. It should be fine.
 

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Acidity does not protct wine from oxidation, it will hold nack some microbial action though due to the acidic environment that some microbes wont like. Id try to top it off by stabilizing and sweetening if needed or by using a white wine of some sort, something cheap like a Gewurztraminer or Riesling or the like.
 

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I rack down to a 5 gallon carboy and throw the rest in the fridge for the weekend :dg
 

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Yep, having a smaller carboy and racking down is the best idea out there, it requires no wine to top up and usually leaves you with extra wine for topping off the next time or some to sample then.
 

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I usually don't top up because it isn't aged in the carboy. The ascorbic acid (vitamin C) in the lemon juice is an antioxidant, so you shouldn't have any trouble if you take care to keep your carboy protected under airlock.
 
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