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When to put chiles in? Primary or secondary

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doing a dry cab and want to add green chile touch but don’t know when to put them in? Should I add them to the primary or after in secondary. I’m also putting some chopped raisins in the primary. Thank You.
 
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If it were me, i would probably add the chiles after alcohol fermentation was completely done and let them fully integrate.

And as a side note I can't imagine raisins added to a cab, being a really good taste complement, but that's just me.
 
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Hey Tucson, I wish I had advice for you, but I am very new to all of this. Please do update us on how it turns out! Sounds interesting.
 

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I have made a Hot Pepper Wine and fermented the peppers in the primary. But if your adding the Chile peppers to a Cab I would do it after fermentation and go in small amounts with bench trials.
As to raisins in a Cab, we have done this many times. Usually a lb to 5 gals. Chopped and put in primary. The raisins are supposed to Add body to the wine, we no side by side tests to prove it does. Roy
 
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For the record.

This is Chili........




And this is a Chile ..........

 
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