Originally Posted by nlkips
Not sure if I messed up the cab at this point. It is sitting in the carboy in the secondary fermentation stage for the past 5 days and nothing is going on. The same as if it was water in there. To give you and idea of what went on up to this point here is what happened up until now. The kit calls to be racked to the carboy at days 10-12. So from day 10-12 it was reading 1.000-1.010 and was suppose to be 1.000 or lower. Day 13 it was .999 so I racked it over. Also from day 10 and on it was just plain in the bucket with no reactions happening just as it is now in the secondary fermentation stage. I would guess that there would still be gasses produced while it is fermenting. According to the directions I wait until day 20-22 before I begin clearing and degassing once it reaches .998 or less. So is this normal for it to just sit there or did I mess something up by waiting a little longer before raking it over?
It's all good. At .999 don't expect your airlock to be popping like crazy, there isn't much sugar left, it's still fermenting and producing Co2 it's just really slow...not the mention there is still a ton of co2 dissolved in there that has to gas-out. Right now you are basically just waiting for the wine to degass and the particles to fall out of suspension.