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otownpyle 09-18-2010 06:40 PM

Gravity Question
What's up amigos?

I'm doing my first wine & it's a Vinters Reserve Pinot Gris kit I bought from AHS.

I'm basically at step 3 Stabilizing & Clearing but the instructions tell me I have to wait on the SG to get to .996 to start degassing and adding the additive packs. I put it together on 8/26, then transfered it to secondary on 9/1 where it had a SG at 1.009 (needed to be 1.010 or less). I was supposed to wait 10 days and check the SG & it be below .996 as stated earlier.

I checked it on 9/12 at it was 1.002 (BTW these have been takin at a temp of 72 degrees F so I've been adding a .001 per my hydrometer instructions). I figured it would take a few more days so I just got through taking it today 9/18 and it's right about 1.001 SG. This is now 18 days after transferring to secondary & the kit said it should take approx 10 days.

Is there something I'm doing wrong? Should I just go ahead and proceed to the next steps? Is it done fermenting? Should I just continue to wait? Any advice would be appreciated.



sudbuster 09-18-2010 08:25 PM

By what you describe, it's still working. Slowly i'll agree, but working. If it were mine i'd let it rock on for a week or two, then decide......

otownpyle 09-27-2010 09:14 PM

So as of yesterday it's still sitting right around 1.001 SG... What should I do?

Rossnaree 09-28-2010 11:42 AM

What was the OG reading (adjusted)?

otownpyle 09-28-2010 12:35 PM

I believe it was 1.075, could have been 1.070 though.

Here's a copy of the instructions.


otownpyle 09-29-2010 12:45 PM

I took it at 72 degrees F as well by the way.

samc 09-29-2010 02:05 PM

Did you check your hydrometer with distilled water to calibrate it to 1.000 ?? If not you need to check it.

otownpyle 09-29-2010 02:07 PM

Assuming that I did that, b/c I did, what should be my next step?

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