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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Need Help Crystal Flakes

    I bought 20 gal of( Stewbin) Spelling ?) Grape Juice from a winery.I
    made it in 4. 5gal carboy.Here are my steps.Started 10-16-09 in
    buckets 5 gal juice 2 1/2 tsp pectic enzyme-5 tsp yeast nutrient 5
    crush campden tablets.3 cups sugar.S G 1.090 Alcohol 12% Acid 62.5 .10
    17 09 added yeast Lalvin RC 212.On 10 26 09 S G .995 syphon from buckets
    too carboys letting settlement behind.Syphon again on 11 14 09.Had a
    sulfur smell to it. I got a new piece of copper pipe 18 in long clean
    and disfected it put it in the carboy n blew through it a couple times a
    day after 4 days the smell was gone.I syphon it again on 12 20 09.It was
    clear and S G .995.I bottle 1 carboy on 12 23 09 added 5 1/2 cups sugar
    2 1/2 tsp potassium sorbate.S G 1.020 balling 5.It was clear after 4
    days in the bottles it got clear flakes in the bottles.I syphon another
    carboy into a clean carboy it also was clear but after a couple days it
    also started to get those clear flakes in it.I syphon it again got some
    of the flakes out they had no smell and no taste they were gritty-
    sandy.So i ran the carboy through a thick wine flitter it was crystal
    clear you could see nothing.I bottle it on 12 26 09.After a 4 days it
    got gritty stuff back in it.I even open up the first bottles and ran
    them through the filter it took the gritty stuff out it was clear then i
    rebottle them and about 4 days later it came back.I still have 2- 5 gal
    carboy i didn't bottle i am going to let them sit for awhile to see if
    that helps.Does anyone know what this could be .I made other grape wines
    at the same time but didn't have this trouble.Could it be something in
    the grape juice or something i did .You can eather email me or answer
    here .Thank You Dan


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    dickr2 Guest

    Default Re: Need Help Crystal Flakes

    [email protected] wrote:
    > I bought 20 gal of( Stewbin) Spelling ?) Grape Juice from a winery.I
    > made it in 4. 5gal carboy.Here are my steps.Started 10-16-09 in
    > buckets 5 gal juice 2 1/2 tsp pectic enzyme-5 tsp yeast nutrient 5
    > crush campden tablets.3 cups sugar.S G 1.090 Alcohol 12% Acid 62.5 .10
    > 17 09 added yeast Lalvin RC 212.On 10 26 09 S G .995 syphon from buckets
    > too carboys letting settlement behind.Syphon again on 11 14 09.Had a
    > sulfur smell to it. I got a new piece of copper pipe 18 in long clean
    > and disfected it put it in the carboy n blew through it a couple times a
    > day after 4 days the smell was gone.I syphon it again on 12 20 09.It was
    > clear and S G .995.I bottle 1 carboy on 12 23 09 added 5 1/2 cups sugar
    > 2 1/2 tsp potassium sorbate.S G 1.020 balling 5.It was clear after 4
    > days in the bottles it got clear flakes in the bottles.I syphon another
    > carboy into a clean carboy it also was clear but after a couple days it
    > also started to get those clear flakes in it.I syphon it again got some
    > of the flakes out they had no smell and no taste they were gritty-
    > sandy.So i ran the carboy through a thick wine flitter it was crystal
    > clear you could see nothing.I bottle it on 12 26 09.After a 4 days it
    > got gritty stuff back in it.I even open up the first bottles and ran
    > them through the filter it took the gritty stuff out it was clear then i
    > rebottle them and about 4 days later it came back.I still have 2- 5 gal
    > carboy i didn't bottle i am going to let them sit for awhile to see if
    > that helps.Does anyone know what this could be .I made other grape wines
    > at the same time but didn't have this trouble.Could it be something in
    > the grape juice or something i did .You can eather email me or answer
    > here .Thank You Dan
    >

    Hey Dan,
    You might try a group like rec.crafts.winemaking or similar winemaking
    groups.

    Dick

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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Need Help Crystal Flakes

    Thanks Dick


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