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Ehopkins

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Hi there, new to winemaking, but this is a question about someone else's wine.

I was given two carboys of homemade wine, in the secondary fermentation phase. This was at least two years ago. I didn't have time to do anything with the wine, and so since then the solution in the air locks dried up, and there is a thin white layer of some organism on top of each batch. But it smells pretty good. Is it possible it's drinkable?

Thanks for any info.

Eddy
 

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First thing is to rack the wine from the bottom, leaving plenty of margin to not get any of the bacteria in the racked wine. Top it with a commercial wine of like variety. Taste it. If it's good, add 50ppm SO2 let it sit for a week, taste again. If it's still taste good, bottle it.
 

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Definitely go for it. No harm in trying. Long as that white film is left behind, And truly is just just a film and not actual growth particles i'd say you've got a good chance of having decent wine. (it would look like tiny yeast or rice particles. Google Mycoderma aka "flowers of wine" If you are unsure)
 

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