Phase II – Wine Update

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Phase II begins, BUT first Maurene & I need to do a taste test! LOL  It actually wasn’t bad – a little fruity and a little thin/watery.  Maurene said it will change so much in the next phase.  

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Phase II begins with siphoning it out of the first stage fermentation bucket and into the “carboy” for 2nd stage fermentation.  Totally looks & smells like wine, LOL.

Time to add the “Malolactic Acid” & the “Oak Spiral”.   The Malolactic will convert the tart-tasting malic acid, naturally present in grape must, to softer-tasting lactic acid. (I clipped that last sentence from Wikipedia, obviously.)  And the oak spiral will add some flavor.

Ready for Phase II fermentation!  Bubbler thing in – blanket on – 30 more days til Phase III.

About countrygirlbling

I am a 55 years young, divorced (many years) mom of 2 great kids. My son is 28 years old & my daughter is 24. They are both out on their own forging through life as successful, functioning adults . . . a mother's dream! I hope that my blog and my experiences will encourage you & give you hope. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

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