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Old 02-23-2012, 12:23 AM   #1
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I used starwberry vintners harvest juice its been going for almost two months now. I just racked it again and its too sweet. The sg was 1.108 its now down to 1.05 and has been there for a month. What can I do to get this to dry out some? I'm open to suggestions.

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Old 02-23-2012, 12:29 AM   #2
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Is it too cool? What temp is it sitting at?

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:43 AM   #3
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Room temp about 67 degrees

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:46 AM   #4
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Might try warming up to 70-75 and rousting the yeast.

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:50 AM   #5
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If raising the temp doesn't work you could pitch a pack of EC-1118. That monster can restart most stuck fermentations.

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Old 02-23-2012, 05:07 PM   #6
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what about just adding yeast nutrient? would that work or should I i just add a full packett of yeast?

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Old 02-23-2012, 05:58 PM   #7
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is it truly stuck or just going slow?? in other words is it still producing co2?? I have two wines going right now that have been brewing from more than 2 months. Making a good wine takes time. If it is still bubbling along I would not try and rush it.

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its truely stuck, it hasn't bubble and the gravity hasn't dropped in a month

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re pitch yeast, use the Lavin EC-1118 and warm it up to at least 70* (75* would be better). Would not hurt to throw in some nutrient and enegizer if you have some on hand.
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Your yeast is dead,has it fermented at all?ever?your gravity drop may be due to settlement in the time from your first reading.add a low active temperature yeast if you have nowhere warmer to move your carboy.
Not sure on this but I think you should add campden tablets and re add new yeast 48 hours later.

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