Racking is the process of siphoning the wine or beer off the lees into a new, clean barrelcite book|last =Lichine |first =Alexis |title =Alexis Lichine's Encyclopedia of Wines and Spirits |publisher = Cassell & Company Ltd. |date =1967 |location =London|pages =p.428 ] or in the case of beer off the trub. Racking allows clarification and aids in stabilisation. Wine that is allowed to age on the lees often develops "off-tastes". A "racking hose" or tubing is used and can be attached to a "racking cane" to make this task easier. The racking process is repeated several times during the aging of wine.

Racking may be referred to using the French term "soutirage".

Racking equipment

A racking hose is a flexible, clear plastic hose, usually 3/8 inch in inner diameter, used to siphon wine from one vessel to another. It is used in both racking and bottling operations. A racking cane is a stiff, plastic tube, usually "L"-shaped, that is attached to the racking hose to make racking easier. A protective cap is placed over the lower end of the cane that allows liquid to be drawn into the cane from above rather than below while keeping most large solids out. The cap allows the tip of the cane to be lowered close to the lees without unduly disturbing them. The lower tip of the racking cane should initially be held about midway between the surface and the lees and gradually lowered as the volume decreases due to the siphoning.

Also See

Racking can also refer to Pallet rack and other types of metal rack commonly found in storage applications for warehousing, manufacturing, and distribution. Racking allow warehouse inventory to be stored more efficiently providing organization and increased warehouse storage density.

External Racking Link

* [http://www.cssyes.com/Pallet-Rack.htm Racking Design Build]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Racking — Rack ing, n. (Naut.) Spun yarn used in racking ropes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Racking — Racking. См. Стеллажи. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • racking — index insufferable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • racking — *excruciating, agonizing Analogous words: torturing, tormenting (see AFFLICT): *intense, vehement, fierce, exquisite, violent: *fierce, ferocious, barbarous, savage, cruel, inhuman …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • racking — [[t]ræ̱kɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A racking pain or emotion is a distressing one which you feel very strongly. → See also nerve racking She was now shaking with long, racking sobs …   English dictionary

  • Racking — Rack Rack, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Racked} (r[a^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Racking}.] [See {Rack} that which stretches, or {Rock}, v.] To amble fast, causing a rocking or swaying motion of the body; to pace; said of a horse. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • racking — adj. Racking is used with these nouns: ↑cough, ↑sob …   Collocations dictionary

  • racking — rack|ing [ rækıŋ ] adjective a racking cough or SOB makes your whole body move and hurt …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • racking — UK [ˈrækɪŋ] / US adjective a racking cough or sob makes your whole body move and hurt …   English dictionary

  • racking — The removal of sediments from wine bottles …   Dictionary of microbiology

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.