Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Worried...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-11-2011, 12:18 PM   #1
Malarky
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 13
Default

Wine noob here...I've made apfelwein and rhubarb with ec1118 and banana with D47, now I'm trying Terry gerry's Cranberry but this is by far the highest gravity I've encountered.
1.122???
3#cranberries
3#sugar
~1# chopped golden raisins
Holy cow!
I pitched Montrachet and only found out afterwards that it typically doesn't like that much sugar.

Anybody have any experience to share? Will it be alright?

__________________

Last edited by Malarky; 10-11-2011 at 12:20 PM.
Malarky is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-11-2011, 04:48 PM   #2
ACbrewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 1,526
Liked 93 Times on 84 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

It should do something. A gentle swirl twice per day for the first few days might help force out some CO2 and help out the brew. I'm actually surprised that the OG wasn't higher. Typically Table sugar is rated as having 45 ppg so I would have expected an OG of 1.135 just on that alone (Assuming 1 gallon batch).

__________________
ACbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-12-2011, 04:13 AM   #3
Malarky
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 13
Default

Crisis averted! We have Lift Off!!!

__________________
Malarky is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools