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Will_Tingle 01-26-2009 10:52 PM

Fermentation stopped after 3 days
 
I've got a 2L batch of orange hobo-wine (in a pop bottle with a baloon 'valve') made as follows:

1L pure OJ
14oz Sugar
Water
Yeast + nutrient starter


After just 3 days the fermentation seems to have stopped, and there is a LOT of yeast in the bottom of the bottle.

Has it crashed and burned? should I add more nutrient? should I rack into 2nd and see what happens? :confused:

Yooper 01-26-2009 10:55 PM

It sounds like it's about done with the major part of fermentation. I'd rack it and let it finish up.

Will_Tingle 01-26-2009 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YooperBrew (Post 1092485)
It sounds like it's about done with the major part of fermentation. I'd rack it and let it finish up.

After just 3 days? Wow.

Fair enough, thanks for the reply, I'll go find me a syphon tube...

Yooper 01-27-2009 12:08 AM

I make a ton of wine, and I always rack when the SG is 1.020 to 1.010 or so. It generally takes 3-5 days, but sometimes I'll check it and it's at .990 (completely finished!) before I know it.

If you're not check the SG, or using an airlock, I'd suggest moving it and putting it under airlock.


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