Forgotten wine recipe , have old ingredients list

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davelerave

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I've got one of those stick on thermometers on the side

Seems to be showing 32 , waiting for it to drop to 30

I have a heater on the bucket set to 26
 

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Is there a temperature range for the stopper and finings to work ,or will any temperature do ?
 

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All looks good with the ferment

Couple of things I'm not sure about

All the equipment I have at the moment is 25 litre drums

Plan at the moment is to add the stopper , then finings and transfer wine (off the yeast) to second drum

Should I add the campden with the stopper or when transferring to 2nd drum ?

Also , will the wine spoil in the 2nd drum ?

I've no other vessels ATM

I've got sanitised milk cartons which i could fill to top and put in the fridge, would that be better than leaving in the drum ?

Thanks again
 
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Ok I'll do the above steps plus add the campden with the stopper


Then i'm going to Syphon into 5 5 litre water bottles and refrigerate

Will I need to sanitise the water bottles after tipping out the water , I would hardly need to would I ?


They'll be the full bottles of drinking water u buy in the shops
 

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How long would it be safe in the second vessel after the campden/stopper,/,finings is done

Does it have to be transferred then to bottles immediately

Is there a risk of contamination if not
 

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What will be your second vessel - a demijohn with airlock? If so it will keep in there for as long as you want it to. You'll need to leave it in there for a wee while to let it clear down anyway. Once it's clear, it will be fine to bottle (coz you've added fermentation stopper)
 

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Thanks I'm not sure yet

Probably transfer to second 25l drum and then to 5l water bottles

I don't have much equipment atm
 
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