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Old 01-26-2009, 10:52 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 01-26-2009, 11:51 PM   #3
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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...
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:08 AM   #4
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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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