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newbrew77 05-11-2010 06:33 PM

Specific gravity
I am brewing a twisted mist kit. The original SG was 1.098. Now its 1.010. It is supposed to be at .998. Do I just wait a couple more days?????

TipsyDragon 05-11-2010 06:38 PM

has the SG stopped falling?

newbrew77 05-11-2010 07:10 PM

Not sure, those are the only 2 readings I have taken. The kit instructions say to let it sit a couple more days and check the SG again. If it is done falling will that have a bad effect on the wine?

TipsyDragon 05-11-2010 09:52 PM

well first never trust a kits time table. they almost alway rush the brewer to the bottle so they can sell more kits. assuming it is done falling your wine will be fairly sweet tasting. but seeing as your aiming for 0.998 i would say your either not done fermenting or stuck. only your next SG reading will tell. just leave it in the primary till the SG stops falling.

malkore 05-11-2010 10:54 PM

wait a few more days. there's nothing wrong with it hitting 0.999 in primary, even though kits will say to rack to secondary around 1.010.

newbrew77 05-14-2010 04:09 PM

Ok, checked the SG today and it is still at 1.010. I figured that fermentation was stuck so I added some yeast and will let it sit a few more days. Is that the right thing to do?

TipsyDragon 05-14-2010 04:15 PM

you can try warming it up a few degrees. add yeast nutrient. shake the carboy gently to get the yeast back up into suspension.

newbrew77 05-15-2010 10:13 PM

Bump bump bump

LoneTreeFarms 05-16-2010 01:39 AM

everyone is right, crack open a different bottle and wait for a while it'll fall

Yooper 05-16-2010 01:40 AM

When do the instructions say to add the F-pack (or whatever it's called in that kit?)? If it's already been added, it won't go any lower.

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