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Racking Wine – No Lifting Carboys, Degas Easily with The All In One Wine Pump.
Racking Wine is among one of the most important things we can do as winemakers to clarify our wines naturally. It is extremely important after primary fermentation to transfer off the yeast beds, so not to add any sour taste to our existing wine.
Typically we would have to lift approx. 100 pounds plus of the primary with the grape skins and juice for approx. 6 gallons of wine . This can definitely be hard to lift and we can insure that we will feel it in the days to come. But there is an easier way – The All in one wine pump ! We now can Rack without a difference in height – so that will make better racking’s because of the following
The sediment will be not disturbed prior to racking , unlike traditional racking’s
No lifting carboys or primary fermentation vessel
No height difference needed to transfer your wine
It is very fast and efficient – approx. 4 minutes per 6 gallon carboy
You can degas easily as you rack your wine, using the All In One Wine Pump.
The All In One Wine Pump is extremely portable – and light and very dependable to make your life easier.
While adding any chemicals ( sorbate , sulfite ,etc.) it is best to put the chemicals in the carboy that you are transferring into then start your transfer. This process will make sure that all your wine is mixed properly.
When racking you must go into a glass vessel in order to be able to start a vacuum and have the process work.
While you are racking your wine you will notice that there is foam on top of your wine. This is normal – this is CO2 that is being removed out of your wine. Typically it only takes several transfers to remove most all your CO2 using the All In One Wine Pump. There is no need to do several racking’s back to back if you have the pump from the beginning of your wine making process.
If you have a smaller vessel that you are going into – make sure that the vessel is above the one that you are pulling from as gravity will take over and continue to flow the wine. You can always pinch off the racking hose as you manually transfer the bung assembly into another waiting carboy.
Bottling homemade wine is actually fun now using the Allinonewinepump !
Simply leave the full carboy on the floor and place your bottles on a table or a bench above the carboy height. I recommend using a milk crate or something similar to hold your bottles upright while filling them. Placing a desktop light behind the bottles makes it easier to see those darker bottles to see where the liquid height in the bottle.
First hook up all necessary hoses – the red taped end will attach to the red taped tube on the bottle filler. There is a red line on the bottle filler tube – if you cover the line the wine filling process will be much faster and if you pull back the tubing to keep the red line exposed the filling process will be slower but more controllable, especially for first timers.
The other tube goes to your racking cane and then to you wine source. You can use your own racking hose for this process as it is more flexible rather than the vacuum resistant hose that comes in the package. If you decide to use the one that comes with the pump – place the end of the hose under hot water or in a cup of hot water and then it will make it easier to install onto the bottling attachment.
Turn the pump on – place one hand on the push button valve and the other hand is now holding the bottle filling attachment. Place the attachment on the bottle and it will start filling immediately. The wine is being filled along the side of the bottle to prevent foaming and to reduce agitation of the wine. Once the bottle is approx ½ full press the vacuum release for a second to slow the process down a bit. The wine will continue to fill the bottle till you get closer to your tube that is filling your bottle. When you slightly go over that mark – press and hold the vacuum release and it will automatically suck out the excess wine back into the carboy. Pull out the bottling attachment and start the entire process over, this should be approx 15 seconds per bottle. This will give you consistent liquid height in every bottle without spilling between bottles.
Always use water the first time until you become comfortable using this process
The vacuum release valve only needs to be cleaned out with warm water – do not use sulfites as it will hurt the valve. There is no reason that it needs to be sulfated because it is only vacuum that is going thru it or excess wine that is going into the overflow bottle to protect your pump.
The overflow bottle which is attached to the Allinonewinepump should be emptied once it reaches no more than the ½ way point otherwise there can be internal damage caused to the pump.
Parts that are included with Wine Pump package:
Complete: Standard plus degassing and filtering:
Heavy duty vacuum pump with built in thermal protection