- posted 14 years ago
Hi, I'm making my first batch of wine and I have question. I'm using a Wine Expert Rioja kit that will make 6 gallons. One of the steps calls for topping up to within a couple of inches of the bung so as to eliminate contact with air. However, the problem I'm facing is that I'm using 6.7 gallon carboys (I use these for my beer making.) I've asked around and one suggestion is to not top up but to add nitrogen spray to the carboy to prevent oxidation. The other one is to add about a quart of water to get the level of wine closer to the top of the carboy. I was also thinking that I could add some more wine to the must in order to bring up the level.
Do you folks have any suggestions?