wine not clearing

wine not clearing

Post by Njor » Tue, 16 Nov 2004 05:47:21



Currently I have a kit made red wine sitting in a carboy waiting to clear. I
added isinglass per the instructions that came with the kit and waited the
suggested seven days. When the wine did not clear, I waited another seven
days, again per the kit instructions. Still, the wine is cloudy. Any
suggestions? Add more isinglass or other fining? Decant to another carboy
and wait some more? Just wait some more? Forget it and just bottle it? Other
thoughts?

I have done other kits without hitting this problem.

Thanks.
--

Njord

"It is remarkable how quickly a good and favorable wind can
sweep away the madding frustrations of shore living."
--Ernest Gann

 
 
 

wine not clearing

Post by JD » Tue, 16 Nov 2004 21:50:23


I have been using sparkaloid for my past few wines and am very pleased
with the results.   My wines are almost brilliantly clear withing 2
days of adding.

 
 
 

wine not clearing

Post by Lum » Wed, 17 Nov 2004 02:24:26



Quote:
> I have been using sparkaloid for my past few wines and am very pleased
> with the results.   My wines are almost brilliantly clear withing 2
> days of adding.

JD,
I am a Sparkolloid fan also.  But Sparkolloid has one disadvantage.  It
produces very  fine lees.  The lees require _several_ week to completely
settle, so bottling should not be done in less than two months of a
Sparkolloid fining.
Lum
Del Mar, California, USA
 
 
 

wine not clearing

Post by RKG » Wed, 17 Nov 2004 05:55:30


Quote:

> Currently I have a kit made red wine sitting in a carboy waiting to clear. I
> added isinglass per the instructions that came with the kit and waited the
> suggested seven days. When the wine did not clear, I waited another seven
> days, again per the kit instructions. Still, the wine is cloudy. Any
> suggestions? Add more isinglass or other fining? Decant to another carboy
> and wait some more? Just wait some more? Forget it and just bottle it? Other
> thoughts?

> I have done other kits without hitting this problem.

> Thanks.

I had a fruit wine that would not clear a while ago and tries gelatin,
it's a 50 mile drive to the wine store to pick up another clearing agent
and one of the wine books suggested unflavoured gelatin.  About a third
of one of the small pacs in the box and it worked like a charm.

Rick

 
 
 

wine not clearing

Post by news-server.triad.rr.co » Sun, 21 Nov 2004 01:56:16


Did you make sure to degas the wine thoroughly before adding the isinglass?
I use a piece of sturdy but flexible tubing that I picked up at Home Depot.
I attach it to my cordless drill and whip it for a few minutes to drive off
the gas. The gas can suspend the particles causing the fining agent not to
work properly.
Thanks,

David


Quote:
> Currently I have a kit made red wine sitting in a carboy waiting to clear.
I
> added isinglass per the instructions that came with the kit and waited the
> suggested seven days. When the wine did not clear, I waited another seven
> days, again per the kit instructions. Still, the wine is cloudy. Any
> suggestions? Add more isinglass or other fining? Decant to another carboy
> and wait some more? Just wait some more? Forget it and just bottle it?
Other
> thoughts?

> I have done other kits without hitting this problem.

> Thanks.
> --

> Njord

> "It is remarkable how quickly a good and favorable wind can
> sweep away the madding frustrations of shore living."
> --Ernest Gann

 
 
 

wine not clearing

Post by Njor » Sun, 21 Nov 2004 09:41:48


Thanks for your reply, David. Yes, I followed the kit instructions which
called for degassing several times before and once when adding the
isinglass.

--

Njord

"It is remarkable how quickly a good and favorable wind can
sweep away the madding frustrations of shore living."
--Ernest Gann

Quote:

> Did you make sure to degas the wine thoroughly before adding the
> isinglass? I use a piece of sturdy but flexible tubing that I picked up
> at Home Depot. I attach it to my cordless drill and whip it for a few
> minutes to drive off the gas. The gas can suspend the particles causing
> the fining agent not to work properly.
> Thanks,

> David



>> Currently I have a kit made red wine sitting in a carboy waiting to
>> clear. I added isinglass per the instructions that came with the kit and
>> waited the suggested seven days. When the wine did not clear, I waited
>> another seven days, again per the kit instructions. Still, the wine is
>> cloudy. Any suggestions? Add more isinglass or other fining? Decant to
>> another carboy and wait some more? Just wait some more? Forget it and
>> just bottle it? Other thoughts?

>> I have done other kits without hitting this problem.

>> Thanks.
>> --

>> Njord

>> "It is remarkable how quickly a good and favorable wind can
>> sweep away the madding frustrations of shore living."
>> --Ernest Gann