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The wine is Bronze Muscadine with a pH of 2.9. Would it be wise to add Potassium BiCarbonate to muscadine? And then cold stabilize it?

Has anyone done this before?
 
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A 2.9 ph????

That is abnormally low.

Are you positive about that reading?

What does the TA look like?
 

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A 2.9 ph????

That is abnormally low.

Are you positive about that reading?

What does the TA look like?
Unfortunately it is correct, degassed completely it smells beautiful, it tastes very tart/sour. Think it had alot of grapes that weren't ready. This was my first muscadine and I didn't understand the grape like I do now. The TA 8.2 with the small kit I will use the burette tonite to get a tighter value.
 

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@JohnT When I went to pick these, the man that owns the small vineyard had 4
or 5 vines. Instead of picking, he laid down tarps and vigorously shook the vine, this also knocked off a tremendous amount of debris. I tried to spray all I could off the grapes. I then rolled and bounced them on a wire mesh to dry, even so, I still had a lot of little bits and pieces.

I will pick the next ones by hand. I feel the shaking technique put a lot of small unripe grapes in with the lot.
 
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