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Stalks! Stalks! Stalks! Filthy Good Vino Bathtub Winemaking Project Day 6 Tannin Management

17 Mar

Pulling The Stalk Teabags out of the Vat 2 - FilthyGoodVino Bathtub Winemaking Project Vintage 2015 By Paul Kaan

We’re still focusing on tannin for the Filthy Good Vino Bathtub Winemaking Project. This time it’s all about giant teabags … full of stalks, not, tea! Just like the seeds stalks contain tannins, flavours and aromas that we want to guide and layer into the wine. Check the “teabags” and a detailed walk through steep the biggest teabag you’ll ever see in the video.

 Dismantling the stalk teabag!

Pulling The Stalk Teabags out of the Vat 2 - FilthyGoodVino Bathtub Winemaking Project Vintage 2015 By Paul Kaan

The before shot! Making the stalk teabag on the day of picking. Checkout how green those stalks look!

Making a stalk teabag by Paul Kaan

Extraction of the Stalk Teabag DONE!

Pulling The Stalk Teabags out of the Vat - FilthyGoodVino Bathtub Winemaking Project Vintage 2015 By Paul Kaan

Amazing colour pick-up! First time ever I’d be happy having anything to do with Tie Died Cloth!

Muslin Cloth Stained With Wine Used to Make Stalk Teabags for the FilthyGoodVino Bathtub Winemaking Project Vintage 2015

 

Bathtub Winemaking Project Day 5 – Working on Tannin!

14 Mar

Grape Seed Vintage 2015 by Paul Kaan

Today’s one of the peak days during fermentation. Where about half way through now. The yeast are moving fast, sugar is dropping quickly, heat is being generated and alcohol levels increasing. It’s time to focus on tannin.

My little assistant winemaker helping plunge this morning!

The video below explores  some of the tannin management I’m doing this year taking a look at skins, seeds and stalks.

Reaching down to the bottom of the vat to scoop up seeds and remove them.

Digging seeds up from the bottom of a vat of fermenting wine Vintage 2015 by Paul Kaan

It’s dirty work, but, someone has to do it!

Vintage 2015 Fermentation Management Full Body Contact by Paul Kaan

You can see a green seed from some second crop accidentally picked during harvest.

Bright Green Second Crop Grape Seed Vintage 2015 by Paul Kaan

A handful of the seeds removed from the fermenting vat of grapes.

Grape Seed Vintage 2015 by Paul Kaan

Passing solids from the bottom of the vat gently through my ghetto style seed separator, a bakers cooling rack. If you look carefully you can see a few seeds falling through. The skins stay on the top and are returned to the vat.

Sieving Grape Seeds Using a Cooling Rack 2 Vintage 2015 by Paul Kaan

Sieving Grape Seeds Using a Cooling Rack 3 Vintage 2015 by Paul Kaan