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scorpien222 08-07-2012 03:29 PM

Second fermentation
Have made a gallon of rhubarb wine that had appeared to have finished fermenting I poured a small sample from the Demi John on Sunday and I have just looked at my demo John and it appears to have started fermenting again a couple of questions is this a bad thing ? Why did it appear to have stopped ? And was it me taking a sample and disturbing the yeast at the bottom that has reignited the fermentation ? And help would be greatly appreciated.


brazedowl 08-07-2012 05:36 PM

it might just be dissolved gasses (mostly carbon dioxide) bubbling out since you disturbed it. To be sure if fermentation has started up again check the SG over a couple of days to see.

DoctorCAD 08-08-2012 11:42 AM

Without an SG reading, you don't know if it has re-started or is just releasing gas.

scorpien222 08-08-2012 11:58 AM

Hmm ok thanks guys I don't have a hydrometer I have not long started brewing at home and haven't bought one yet so I will just have to wait and see I think I am going to buy one soon though it does look like its producing quite a bit of C02 there are quite a few bubbles and it looks like there is a little foam on the top on the plus side it tasted delicious when I tried it :-)

Honda88 08-09-2012 02:18 AM

if you are going to do any kind of homebrewing a hydrometer is essential.

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