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VigridPlains5
09-02-2005, 09:03 AM
Does anyone know of somewhere, where I could get a step by step process of champagne disgorgement and dosage amount?

Oskaar
09-02-2005, 09:59 AM
Here's a link to a video:

http://www.champagne.fr/en_fini_video.html?PHPSESSID=a5c16561141ee7abc3382 855cdd371d3

and a couple of how to links,

http://www.jerryrig.com/winemaking/a906

http://www.brewerylane.com/champagne.htm

These were all very easy to find using google.

Cheers,

Oskaar

VigridPlains5
09-02-2005, 05:34 PM
Thanks a lot oskaar
-cody

Oskaar
09-02-2005, 06:09 PM
No problema.

If this is your first attempt at disgorging and bottling, have plenty of help on hand, and lots of vessels to catch your overflow when the yeast plug pops. It can be a mess and you can lose a lot of champagne! Also have a couple of buckets (one of fresh water, and another of sanitizer) around to dip your hands between bottles.

You'll need to decide whether to fortify with brandy (generally designated as Brut Natural), dry white wine (Pinot Chardonnay), etc. Spend some time doing the research and call around to some Sparkling Wine houses here in the USA for some insight.

Hope that helps,

Oskaar

VigridPlains5
09-08-2005, 10:33 PM
This is my frist disgorgement, I'm getting quite excited. Should be an interesting/fun experience. I'm just trying to get every sliver of advice/info/help i can get. Thanks for your help!
-cody

Oskaar
09-09-2005, 01:29 AM
One more question. Did you use "bellybuttons" (I think the proper name is "bidules"), they're plastic cups looking kinda things that help collect the yeast in the neck. They go in open end into the bottle and they sit between the wine and the crown cap; and are pretty helpful in the whole process.

Cheers,

Oskaar

VigridPlains5
09-10-2005, 02:30 PM
Yea I used em. Is it Ok to use those as a permenant cork, or should i get champagne corks?
-Cody

Oskaar
09-10-2005, 04:06 PM
Oh no. Definately not. All the bidules do is to collect the yeast so you may disgorge more easily.

Get some champagne corks and wire hoods, then some foil to make it look real purdy! LOL

Cheers,

Oskaar

VigridPlains5
09-11-2005, 10:08 PM
Alright. Ill take the decorations into consideration. I would love my champagne to look purdy!! :) lol Thanks a lot oskaar!
-cody