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milldoggy 10-10-2011 07:02 PM

Noob - stuck ferm
 
Total noob when it comes to wine. I have a muscat and malasvia, fresh squeezed 6 gallon pails. They seem stuck around 1030 after three weeks. No sign of bubble in the airlock. Should I just wait longer? Rack off lees and onto yeast energizer and another package of yeast. Any other thought? I had a pail of petit syrah and it hit its final gravity in the same amount of time.

Thanks

DoctorCAD 10-10-2011 07:32 PM

Both of those wines are typically very sweet. They might be done.

milldoggy 10-10-2011 10:02 PM

Hmm, I know they are sweet wines, but that seemed real high. Thanks for the reply.

bottlebomber 10-10-2011 10:05 PM

Don't add any more yeast... it should be fine. Will probably some down another few points over the next month

milldoggy 10-10-2011 10:05 PM

Excellent, thanks guys! I will rack it off the lees and let them sit.

Yooper 10-10-2011 10:52 PM

What was the OG? What was the yeast strain?

milldoggy 10-10-2011 10:57 PM

I forgot to take the og of the muscat, but I would guess 1080, the malasvia was 1085.

I used mocharet in the malsavia, and Lavlin Ec 118 in it I think. I am not home and can't look at my notes. I know my beer yeast numbers by heart, but not my wine yeast.

Yooper 10-10-2011 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by milldoggy (Post 3376252)
I forgot to take the og of the muscat, but I would guess 1080, the malasvia was 1085.

I used mocharet in the malsavia, and Lavlin Ec 118 in it I think. I am not home and can't look at my notes. I know my beer yeast numbers by heart, but not my wine yeast.

If you used those strains, and the OG was under 1.100, you should still finish much lower. If the SG is currently 1.030 or so (double check your hydrometer to make sure it's really accurate!), I'd stir up the wine and consider adding a little nutrient. No way it should stop so high, so see if you could help it along before considering repitching.

milldoggy 10-11-2011 12:29 AM

Thanks Yooper, they are getting a stir and nutrient tonight.


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