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Old 06-06-2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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ok this is my first time making wine and I have started with 2 different recipes, both started off almost the same, here is what I did,

12.5lbs strawberries
added enough water water to cover the fruit
added sodium Metabisulfate
added Tannin
andded acid Blend

the difference is to one batch I also added 3 cans of white grape conncentrate

here is my question, I have been stiring it everday for the past 4 days, and something odd happened to the batch with the conncentrate. yestereday when I stired it it foamed up like head on a beer, however the one without didnt. does anyone have any idea of what is going on? did I mess something up?

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Old 06-06-2009, 07:07 PM   #2
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Usually, it'll foam up when fermentation is most active. Maybe the one with the grape concentrate is fermenting more vigorously?

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I don't see any sugar in the recipe. Any reason?

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Old 06-07-2009, 01:16 AM   #4
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Sorry left that out, I added 8lbs to each one

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Old 06-10-2009, 11:15 PM   #5
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ok I think I messed up, I added the yeast to the buckets and didnt read the insrtuctions correctly, so I didnt seal them up for about 12hrs, am I going to end up with skunk water?

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Old 06-11-2009, 02:00 AM   #6
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Didn't seal them as in, no lid on at all; or, put the lid on, but not a tight seal. Either way I think you are okay; however, I will let some more experienced folks give you the final say. Although I think they will tell you RDWHAHB.

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It is probably better that you didn't seal them, wine needs oxygen to get fermentation started.

Keep it away from drafts and dust though while open, they are bad news.

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well I kept my towel over the bucket held on with a rubber band, but i didnt seal the lid and put the airlock on till about 12hrs later

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You're fine. You might have been seeing degassing when stirring. Are you in secondary yet?

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Old 07-11-2009, 02:52 AM   #10
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Check your hydrometer. If it's still fermenting then forget about it, you'll be fine. It's just yeasties doing their thing. If it's done fermenting go stir it again. You can get CO2 stuck in the wine and stirring will let it out.

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