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Old 11-18-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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Default Sparkling wine too sweet, under carbed

Fermented out just fine, racked it off the trub. Bottled it with 1 2/3 cup sugar to carb it up. But after about 3-4 weeks in the bottle, the wine is sweet and not enough bubbles. Any ideas? Here's my recipe:

5.5L white grape juice
3kg sugar
~75g citric acid
Red star champagne yeast
Topped up to 5 gal

Any help for future batches would be appreciated.

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Old 11-18-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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This tutorial helps me.. http://www.101winemaking.com/sparklingwines.htm

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Old 11-22-2012, 10:13 PM   #3
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I decided to pop a few of the bottles and sprinkle a little turbo yeast in. Hopefully that'll dry them out and carb them up. I'll find out in a few weeks.

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