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Old 10-08-2012, 12:22 AM   #1
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I made my grape wine for ( 13 litter ) and i add more suger and i add 1 spoon of yeast .. Now i am in (9th day ) but i think i have to re add yeast becouse i am not sure if my fermentation is good or correct

So .. Can i add yeast now

( i have no hydrometer )

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I made my grape wine for ( 13 litter ) and i add more suger and i add 1 spoon of yeast .. Now i am in (9th day ) but i think i have to re add yeast becouse i am not sure if my fermentation is good or correct

So .. Can i add yeast now

( i have no hydrometer )

Thank you alot
You don't need more yeast. The yeast reproduce, and you would have plenty of yeast in there.

You should make sure the wine is in a carboy or demijohn, and topped up so there is no headspace and wait for it to clear. This may take a while.
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But i am not sure about the fermentation .. So whene the skin of grape floating and go up thats mean the fermentation working and in procese ..

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If your wine is still producing a cap (grape skins) that means it is still fermenting. That cap usually gets punched down every 8 hours or so to improve extraction and to keep the skins moist. Once the cap "falls" the fermentation is likely complete. You can confirm with a residual sugar test (Clintest). Dry red wines should finish about 0.1 to 0.2 residual sugar.
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so is better to cover my contener with towel for primary fermentation ?

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