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Old 08-10-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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I scaled up a 5 gallon batch of jack kellers fig wine. it says to rack to secondary when the sg has reached about 1.040 or in about 3-5 days. Well my sg started at 1.090 and is now at 0.998 after 5 days. I checked my reading twice I was so shocked... do I just stabilize and let it clear now?

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Old 08-13-2012, 07:43 AM   #2
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some fermentations are very fast, 3-5 days is just a general guideline, if your sg remains at .998 then yes your wine is done fermenting and it is time to start degassing and clearing.

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Old 08-15-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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If you haven't already racked, you might want to do that.
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haha yea I racked that day when I saw the SG was so low.

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To follow up... it cleared up nice so I bottled it on 9/21 and just opened a bottle (beer bottle sized) to see how it was. Very crisp, clear flg flavor. Good times.

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