Fermination finished early

russkunkelJanuary 27, 2009

I am new to winemaking .. have my first two batches going. One of the batches had a SG of 998 or 999 after 7 days. I racked it then to a secondary fermination container (I think I should have done it sooner). It bubbled for a day and stopped. Is it finished now or do I let it sit to clear or ??

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fedup321(7 NC)

russkunkel,
Without knowing the starting specific gravities, I can't tell much. I'd bet the ferment didn't finish early, just finished. Do let us know that starting s.g. though. What kind of wine are you making and the recipe? How many gal. carboy? If it turns out to dry you can always sweeten it up later.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2009 at 12:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
russkunkel

Thanks for the reply. I didn't get a beginning SG .. that is one lesson I have learned. The recipes I used were on the concentrate cans that I purchased from E.C.Kraus. I think I have figured out that the grape based wine is finished and I just have to let it clear by racking it every two weeks for a month or so. Does that sound correct?

    Bookmark   January 28, 2009 at 7:43AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fedup321(7 NC)

Sounds like your right on!!Below is a link to an article on racking....You can rack to much.

Here is a link that might be useful: Racking

    Bookmark   January 28, 2009 at 2:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
russkunkel

Thanks again

    Bookmark   January 28, 2009 at 3:13PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
peach wine problem
I am making some peach wine for the first time and...
woody64
Blueberry Wine
My wife is going to try her hand a making some blueberry...
blueboy1977
Peach Wine
Something new for me...found a recipe online to take...
jillhk
fermentation
Hello, I am a newbie at this and am making my first...
winenewbie
A source for new 2L pop bottles?
Hi all! I would like to purchase around 100 new bottles...
Konrad___far_north
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™