Degassing wine the quick and easy way.

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  1. Nov 19, 2017 #61

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    I agree Chippy, with my limited knowledge.
    If not previously racked then I would have thought the process would have been, rack, stabiliser / degas, then fine.
     
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    Yuze guys - messing around with vacuum cleaners, coat hangers and drills lol! Just whip out the airlock and replace with a syphon tap. Open the syphon tap and suck hard, then close the tap whilst maintaining suction. This creates a sufficient partial vacuum to cause the CO2 to readily leave the wine which at no point do you need to expose to the air. Simple and highly effective. They say that the simplest ideas are the best so it's fitting that a simple guy like me had that idea, what what?
     
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    I like my home made coat hanger degassing wand as it only takes a minute to degas a DJ of wine, it also allows me to dissolve the sugar in cold water when i make the wine which saves me heating water and leaving it to cool to pitching temperature once i have dissolved the sugar. (and cleaning the pans)
     
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    Sez Chippy, whilst rummaging around in his bits 'n' bobs box for a syphon tap!
     
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    So are you getting your lips around the top end of a 5l dj or sucking on something much larger - 30 bottle jobbie maybe? Have used a similar process with a brake bleeder and must admit, Chippy has the right option with the 'frogblender' approach! I use a whip on the drill for 30 bottle kits. Very little effort needed. Love to see you do the job on one of these with this method. ;)
     
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    Lol no... I think you've misunderstood. Just pull the airlock out of the bung / hole that is fitted to and replace it with a syphon tap. Open the tap, suck hard then close the tap. The resulting low pressure in the space above the wine extracts dissolved CO2 in very short order.
     
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    Er, no, the point I was trying to make (joking aside) was are you applying this process to a small dj as I woild think it may not be quite as effective or certainly not as quick, on a 5 gallon brew. As mentioned before, I have used the brake bleeder which is the same principal as you are using, and not found it very effective.
     
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    You need to suck harder lol! Takes a day tops for me, but the big plus is that the wine doesn't get exposed to the air, sediment disturbed etc.
     
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    Bang on about changing direction - definite wine . whipping against the vortex also degasess faster !
     
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