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weswieland 12-20-2011 10:04 PM

Help, I think i cooked my wine.
my house was pretty chilly when i started a five gallon batch of red wine a few weeks ago.
I thought it clever to put a space heater on the carboy to expedite fermenting.
it was pretty foamy and bubbling had stopped.
my friend then educated me on yeasts intolerance for heat so i added another packet of pasteur red yeast to it.
a few days later it is bubbling slowly.

Is the wine still good? If so, when should i rack it?



scrawbag 12-20-2011 10:28 PM

this is common. let it sit. wait and wait totally denying anything is wrong and in a few weeks your tastebuds will lett you know. 90 percent chance it will be fine. you might have even "discovered" a new technique. try searching this site for cooked wine or overheated wine or something like that

casebrew 12-21-2011 12:20 AM

Some fruit wines do get heated. Maybe by just pouring boiling water over the fruit.

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