Posted 04 May 2004 - 03:00 PM
Posted 04 May 2004 - 04:08 PM
Posted 04 May 2004 - 06:06 PM
Certified Wine Judge, WJC
Domaine & Vins Gélinas
Posted 04 May 2004 - 08:51 PM
Pretty much the same thing happen to me. Soooo,, I just went out and picked up 2 more 6 gal carboys and 2 more 3 gal carboys. Then it seemed that when I had an empty one, I needed to put something in it.. Of course then I didn't have an empty one to rack to so I picked up another one.. Currently I am up to 6 -6gal carboys and 4 -3gal ccarboys
What I was finding is that because I didn't have enough carboy space, I seemed to be rushing my wine to the bottle.. Although it tastes pretty good, I started getting really alot of sediment in the bottles even though the wine looked clear when I bottled it.. Now that I have more carboy space I don't rush anything to bottle, and the last 2 bottlings are showing no signs of sediment so far, plus the flavor seems better when left to bulk age..
My personal opinion, as a newbe winemaker, is that If you don't mind sediment and a slight loss of flavor, age in the bottle, otherwise Bulk Age in a carboy..
"WINE IS A CONSTANT REMINDER THAT GOD LOVES US AND LOVES TO SEE US HAPPY"
Posted 04 May 2004 - 09:26 PM
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