Too long in primary?

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Too long in primary?

Post by floydmeddler » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:36 am

Hi folks,

I've left a wine in primary fermentation for 6 and a half weeks. It's in a tight fermenter with an airlock so no probs with oxygen ir infections settling in.

I've done this with beers many a times and have had no problems. Is wine any different? A bit of googling has suggested that one shouldn't do this with wine!! Should I continue with this batch or should I tip it? Can rack today.

Cheers!

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Re: Too long in primary?

Post by LeeH » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:45 am

I leave mine in for this long and sometimes longer if you include the finings and racking off time.

The beverdale kits I do come out great this way.
To monitor my latest fermentation click here EX#2 Citra & Simcoe IPA
To view my new AG build click here
Keg 1: Mangrove Jacks Berliner Weisse dry hopped with 100g amarillo.
Keg 2: Coppers Stout with 1KG extra dark DME served on nitrogen.
Keg 3: Empty
Keg 4: Empty

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Re: Too long in primary?

Post by MarkA » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:30 pm

I'll second that. I leave my wine in the primary until it's completely finished (between 3wks and a couple of months depending on what it is) then rack it off the sediment after that.

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Re: Too long in primary?

Post by LeeH » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:09 pm

It seems to age/mature quicker in the FV.

I just keep it dark and in a controlled temp environment.
To monitor my latest fermentation click here EX#2 Citra & Simcoe IPA
To view my new AG build click here
Keg 1: Mangrove Jacks Berliner Weisse dry hopped with 100g amarillo.
Keg 2: Coppers Stout with 1KG extra dark DME served on nitrogen.
Keg 3: Empty
Keg 4: Empty

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Re: Too long in primary?

Post by floydmeddler » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:55 pm

Cheers folks! What I was hoping to hear. It's in a dark temp controlled fridge so all is good. :-)

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Re: Too long in primary?

Post by WalesAles » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:58 pm

floydmeddler wrote: It's in a dark temp controlled fridge. :-)
floyd,
How do you know the light is off in the fridge? It might NOT be dark! :D

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Re: Too long in primary?

Post by LeeH » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:51 am

He could get in the fridge and close the door behind him?
To monitor my latest fermentation click here EX#2 Citra & Simcoe IPA
To view my new AG build click here
Keg 1: Mangrove Jacks Berliner Weisse dry hopped with 100g amarillo.
Keg 2: Coppers Stout with 1KG extra dark DME served on nitrogen.
Keg 3: Empty
Keg 4: Empty

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Re: Too long in primary?

Post by floydmeddler » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:22 am

Because I disconnected it. :-)

Sorry... Not very philosophical of me...

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