Pain In The Neck Question

Pain In The Neck Question

Post by Rada » Fri, 25 Sep 1998 04:00:00



What is the best way to transfer juice from primary fermentation vessel
to a secondary fermentation on. Everything seems to clog on me and makes
this hobby frustratingly painful. Quantity is up to 40 gallons in 53
gallon steel drums.
Any ideas deeply appreciated this way of the Atlantic, the Med way.

ps to answer personally rmove 't' from kubetal

 
 
 

Pain In The Neck Question

Post by altr.. » Sat, 26 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> What is the best way to transfer juice from primary fermentation vessel
> to a secondary fermentation on. Everything seems to clog on me and makes
> this hobby frustratingly painful. Quantity is up to 40 gallons in 53
> gallon steel drums.
> Any ideas deeply appreciated this way of the Atlantic, the Med way.

> ps to answer personally rmove 't' from kubetal

Dear Kubeal
It sounds like you need to remove solid matter from the fermentation
before worrying about a secondary fermentation vessel. Scoup it out with
sterilised sieve to get the bulk of it out of the way once it have
contributed its flavour to the wine. Usually 3 to 10 days depending on
the vigour of your fermentation. When I am using an open fermenter I
often just use my hands to lift the cap from the fermentation. It really
all depends on the nature of the fruit you are fermenting. Any fruit
likely to make a fine sludge is best removed from the top of the
fermenting wine or else it will always cause a waste of wine later on.

Alan.

 
 
 

Pain In The Neck Question

Post by Paul Jean Jr » Sun, 27 Sep 1998 04:00:00


From the little you  said, your source is probably grapes. You will need to
strain out all the large pulp or draw juice/wine from the bottom of the
barrels by installing a tap. Alternately, use larger diameter hoses and a
small pump to pull juice/wine without too much oxidation from agitation.

Good Luck,
Paul Jean Jr.
Publisher, Getting Started in Winemaking by JE Underhill.

Quote:

> What is the best way to transfer juice from primary fermentation vessel
> to a secondary fermentation on. Everything seems to clog on me and makes
> this hobby frustratingly painful. Quantity is up to 40 gallons in 53
> gallon steel drums.
> Any ideas deeply appreciated this way of the Atlantic, the Med way.

> ps to answer personally rmove 't' from kubetal