Degassing wine the quick and easy way.

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  1. Aug 13, 2014 #1

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    Shaking a DJ to get rid of the CO2 takes time and effort and using a big spoon to degas a bucket of wine is not the most efficient way to do it, a degassing wand makes degassing a minute job.

    You can also use it to mix all your ingredients meaning you dont have to heat water to dissolve the sugar, this saves time and cleaning pans etc.

    How to make a degassing wand from an old coat hanger, watch click tricks video -

    When using the wand start in forwards for 5 seconds then switch to reverse for 5 and keep doing this for a minute.


     
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    Here is my version -

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    Edit to add -

    Mine now looks like this and is easier to get in and out of the DJ's


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    and one made and posted by ilikesabeer today -

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    Could i ask what it is made of. Thanks.
     
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    Its a plastic coat hanger.
     
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    Thanks chippy, i love making things my self, i am a very enthusiastic DIY'r, i can turn my hand to just about anything. Could i ask how you bend it? The coat hangers i have are made of brittle plastic. Is it a wire coat hanger with a plastic coating?

    I have just been to aldi to buy a pipe bender to make my own wort chiller but it will only bend pip through through 180 degrees, so its a no hope'r. I'm just wondering if i can make a square chiller, i wouldn't have thought that the shape mattered, be it round or square. as long as the cold water flows through it. I'l give it a go at some point.

    Does any one know how it actually removes the gas?
     
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    I boiled some water in the tallest pan we have then dipped the coat hanger in and used pliers to bend it, i found running it under a cold tap each time the bend was where i wanted it to be saved a lot of time.
     
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    If i can find a suitable coat hanger i'll be giving it a go, Thanks for the info chippy. :p
     
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    Finding round coat hangers can be difficult, i imagine D.I.Y shops would sell something that could be used instead.
     
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    Thanks again chippy your a true gent
     
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    I did this last weekend, I was super lazy though and did not even bend the coat hanger. I started the drill slowly and gradually built up speed, this prevented it from being too whippy and snapping, it worked an absolute treat.
     
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    Thanks for the no need to bend it tip.
     
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    I tried the vacuum cleaner method he mentioned, and no success.
    I will follow kit instructions (doesnt mention degassing, only agitation during clearing) and see how it goes.
    Dont have a drill so cant use the other method...
     
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    Used this method a while back and found it very easy to degass my wine
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    Don't do it in one direction only as it ends up like a vortex, this is more likely introduce air rather than remove the CO2, i find 5 seconds in one direction before switching to the opposite direction for 5 seconds works best.
    Don't overfill your DJ when you start the wine, i fill to the bottom of the shoulder and top up after racking and degassing.
     
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    Another way is have two small buckets once stableized and finings sorted syphon into a bucket and then poor into 2nd bucket half dozen times then back into a clean DJ
    Only know that as i got a wine kit which had wine and equipment came with two buckets
     
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    This looks great - going to give it a try.
     
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    I now use a cigarette lighter to warm the plastic then bend it and run it under a cold tap to fix it in position, much faster and a lot less hassle than boiling water.
     
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    Good idea but I'm guessing I will have to be restrained with the lighter otherwise I am bound to melt and burn the plastic.
     
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    Yes just warm it and put a little pressure on the joint you will feel when its warm enough.
     
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    I just bought 2 coat hangers from ebay for £1.50 including postage. They looked suitable in the images so fingers crossed they will be ok.
     

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