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Fermination finished early

Posted by russkunkel (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 27, 09 at 15:32

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 ??

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RE: Fermination finished early

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.

RE: Fermination finished early

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?

RE: Fermination finished early

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

RE: Fermination finished early

Thanks again

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