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Old 10-03-2005, 04:06 AM
A. J. Rawls
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I have made that kit several times and everything went just great....
I suggest you rack it again, do not fine and let it sit in a cool
place for a couple of months....

On 9 Mar 2005 10:45:14 -0800, "geo" wrote:

Never did get any response to this posting about my White Merlot kit
from Wine Expert. Now I have a problem with it. Here's a brief

Fermentation started on 1/9; racked from primary into the carboy on
1/17; stabilized and fined on 1/29, and racked again on 2/6.

It looked beautifully clear from the neck of the carboy down to a point
about an inch or two below the shoulder. From that point downward, was
kind of hazy. I figured it would clear in a week or two - but here it
is a month later, and there's very little change.
There is a very clear level above which this wine is very clear, and
below which it's hazy. It's been fined with the isinglass that came
with the kit (on the 29th).

There's a fair amount of sediment at the bottom of the carboy, so I'm
thinking about racking it this weekend. Should I subject it to another
fining at the same time? Or just wait?