I just moved my wine from the primary fermentation bucket to a carboy with an auto siphon. I had some trouble with the auto siphon. It worked fine when I tested it out with water. But when I used it with the wine it kept needing to be re-pumped to keep it going and there was lots of little bubble production which seemed to stop the siphon action. This happened more and more near the end of the process. It seemed that c02 trapped in the wine was messing with the siphon operation. I only hope the additional pumping didn't add too much air, I was pretty stressed and disappointed with my first rack with that auto siphon I must say. Do you think my wine is ruined? Should I consider using a regular racking cane next time?
Now that it's in the carboy with a ferm lock it's bubbling pretty intensely. Is this normal? It was at an SG of 1.00 before I did the transfer. Is it still fermenting out alcohol from the last bit of remaining sugar? Or is this just dissolved c02 gasing out of the wine? Did the siphon malfunction disturb the wine in some way?
Any tips to a newb much appreciated!