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fuzzmeister

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Iam curious what the proper way to add a bottle of wine to a carboy is, when you plan to bulk age it, now I realize you could be oxidizing your wine by pouring it in, or should you be siphoning it in? what is the proper technique?
 

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I just pour it in - I've never worried about oxidation doing this.
 

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I've only done this once, but I opened up the wine bottle and siphoned it in. I don't know that pouring it would hurt( I really don't, it may), but siphoning won't hurt. I figure I wouldn't pour my own wine into a carboy, so I won't pour the store bought wine either.
 

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By now you should have added the k-meta. This would prevent it from oxidizing.
 

fuzzmeister

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I have always poured mine in as well, but I was talking to a fellow that makes wine also, and he said he always siphons it in to eliminate possible oxidation, just curious what everyone does.
 

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If I was adding a lot then I would siphon but if just a bottle then I would just pour down the side gently.
 
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