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Got a question about the CO2 in wine making

Posted by johnnycadoseed (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 21, 11 at 12:23

When you make a 5 gallon batch of homemade wine, during the fermentation stage, is all the CO2 emiting from the carboy dangerous? Most people make their wine or hard cider in the cellar or a storage area with minimum sunlight and generally has no air conditioning and has very limited air circulation. This means there is probably a pocket of CO2 in that area. Is the CO2 emited large enough in volume to pose a danger in that uncirculated area?

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RE: Got a question about the CO2 in wine making

I have never found it to be so. You could always provide some circulation with a small fan, if you were worried about it. I don't bother.

RE: Got a question about the CO2 in wine making

We had many large barrels of apple juice in the cellar fermenting and never had a problem.

RE: Got a question about the CO2 in wine making

No problem at all. Make sure you stir you wine well before bottling to release the co2 or your wine will be fizzy when opening your bottles.

RE: Got a question about the CO2 in wine making

I have had no problems either. My wines make in the kitchen where it's warmer. I don't put them in the cellar until I bottle them. I have never had a problem with the CO2.

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