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Are the wine smoothers worth using? My wine craft supplier has additives that reduce the aging time for new wines but I want to know if anyone has used these products. I would hate to ruin my wine by trying a shortcut that won't work.
 

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I haven't used wine smoothers. I just don't see a need for them and prefer to let my wine age before drinking them. Sorry I can't be of help on this one.
 

Luc

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Agreed with winemaker.

What's the problem with waiting a few months ???
We are wine makers not beer-brewers.

Besides that, it is a hobby, not a means of living.

Start a new batch in the mean time to keep you busy. :D

Luc
 

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why not give it a try? There is room for a lifetime's worth of experimentation in this hobby.

Perhaps split a batch and try it on half, then compare the difference. It may just make a month old wine mellow like it's been aging for six months and it may make a year old wine taste like it's been aging for years...........then again it may be crap.

One way to find out. Have fun!
 

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Agreed with winemaker.

We are wine makers not beer-brewers.
Luc
Hey! Some of us try both!!!:) :) :)

I don't even know what smoothers are, but i can't see adding something if you don't have to. My personal preferance is to keep it as natural as possible. But the suggestion of splitting a batch and trying it both ways might be interesting also.

I guess it depends on how experienced you are and what kind of wine you want to make. If you're just starting the wine making hobby, I would suggest learning the traditional method first and then experimenting later.
 

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