Racking Your Wine
Racking is simply the process of moving wine from one container to another. There are several different ways you can accomplish this, each of which requires different equipment. In this episode we explore four different ways to rack and the equipment involved.
In addition to the nuts and bolts of racking you’ll also learn about why we rack and how to gauge when to rack. Understanding how and when to rack is a key part of making quality wine. Waiting too long to rack or doing it too often can have a negative impact on your finished wine.
- How long can you keep the wine or age a wine kit?
- What are the disadvantages of drinking a wine early to make room for my next wine?
- What are the disadvantages of using beer caps to seal up my wine?
- Is it ok to store 3-3.5 gallons of wine in a 5 gallon carboy?
- My carboy bungs popped out. What can cause this?
Articles Mentioned in this Episode
- Blackberry Port Recipe
- David’s Website
- Extended Maceration
- Sur Lie Aging
- Video on Using a Racking Cane and Tube
Wine Making Products Mentioned
- Racking Cane & Tube
- Auto Siphon
- Impeller Pump
- Diaphragm Pump (requires air compressor & a regulator)
- Private Preserve
- 3 Gallon Carboys: Glass & PET