Posts tagged: wine racking problems

Making Wine is a Little Less “Racking”

By , April 5, 2012

As I’ve proven time and time again, siphoning our homemade wine to rack or bottle it is a perilous undertaking. I’m relieved to report that we recently made a small investment that has greatly simplified the process. We purchesed an “auto-siphon.”

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The auto-siphon racking a gallon of homemade wine (Photo: Mark Zeiger).

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Racking Homemade Wine – Learning the Hard Way What the Books Don’t Tell You

By , February 26, 2010

Wednesday, we racked our homemade wine for the first time, siphoning it into a new container to remove the lees, the mush of dead yeast that accumulated over the last month.

The authors of the four or five wine making books I use all talk about this process as an opportunity to taste the wine, and seem to regard it as a pleasant activity. It may be for some; there are also those who can put in a full day’s work after a “three martini lunch.” I’m not one of those people. Continue reading 'Racking Homemade Wine – Learning the Hard Way What the Books Don’t Tell You'»

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