Wine kit for sparkling wine

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  1. Oct 5, 2019 #1

    ItalianvinesinMN

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    I'm looking to try making a sparkling wine using bottle fermentation and was wondering what kits you would suggest. I know the classic grape for this is chardonnay, but I only want to bottle ferment about half a 6 gallon batch and have the other half on hand as a still wine so was wondering if a Riesling or gewurztraminer would work well? I know there used to be a guide to this posted on here for riddling but the pictures no longer load so hard to sort out what the riddling box looked like. Any insights are greatly appreciated.
     
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    I did this with a mid level rose kit. Turned out really well. I can't remember the name but it was like 90 bucks.
    You'll only want to carbonate in beer bottles or champagne bottles though so it won't blow up blow corks.
     
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    I was planning on getting a case of champagne bottles at my local home brew store. I would think even beer bottles would bust at 5bars of pressure and most commercial sparkling wine is 6 bar (from what I understand).
     
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    Oh yeah. They'd definitely explode. I just carbonated mine like it was beer and it was plenty sparkly for me.
     
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    That would be 6 volumes of CO2, not 6 bars.
    6 bars is about 90 psi.
    6 volumes of CO2 at 75*F is also about 90 psi.
    As the temperature increases, so does the pressure.
    CO2 dissolves better at lower temps, so less pressure is required.
    At 32*F, 6 volumes is down to about 40 psi.

    Most beer is typically at 2.5 volumes, but there are some styles that are much higher.
     
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    I think More Wine has some info in the manuals section on their website.
     
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    any wine will work those suggested would be fine. the easiest method is to make the wine let it clear don't add any sorbate or K-meta. add 3/4 cup sugar to 5 gallons , prorate as necessary for smaller volumes, stir very very well add to beer or champagne bottles. wine will carbonate in about a month or more. keep bottle upright. some sediment will occur in bottom of bottle just be careful when pouring near the bottom.
     

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