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10 Ways to Beat Oxidation

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

1. Transfer whites quickly otherwise they could turn brown

 2. Adjust the pH if your wine is not between 3.1 to 3.6

 3. Use sulfite

4. Top up your carboys or barrels and make sure that they are full

5. Rack by gravity and try to avoid pumps

6. Avoid pumps since they tend to dissolve oxygen into the wine

7. Use closed systems

8. Use ascorbic acid prior to bottling

9. Store at a cool temperature, ideally 55 degrees F

10. Inspect your equipment for wear and tear


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