No longer a newbie, but still clueless.
- Mar 18, 2012
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- DC Suburbs
I recently bottled a mist-style kit (blueberry hard lemonade). Schedule-wise, I was a little longer than the recommended times. I usually am and find that even after a little aging, kits will still drop sediment. I had done a couple last year that cleared very quickly and I was able to bottle them without issue. In this case, I was not so lucky. The wine appeared nice and clear when I bottled it. But when I grabbed a bottle to open last night, there was quite a bit of sediment. My first thought was "Oh no! I forgot the sorbate and have a refermentation". Fortunately, that doesn't appear to be the case. But it just goes to show that even when you think the wine is done clearing, it isn't. Give it more time.