Newbie with Chocolate Mint Wine question - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Winemaking Forum > Newbie with Chocolate Mint Wine question

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-19-2009, 07:09 PM   #1
ms8miranda
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Posts: 49
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



Newbie here.....started wine-making last fall.

I started Martina's After Eight Chocolate Mint wine last October. I didn't add the acid blend until I transferred to a carboy (like I had read about). I bottled it yesterday.

It had been 5 months so I was sure it was done....hadn't seen/heard anything from air lock. So I added a little wine conditioner (potassium sorbate & invert sugar) to each bottle before siphoning.

There was some left over which I drank (no conditioner added). It was very, VERY sweet and not much alcohol to it. Apparently it needs to ferment more but I'm pretty sure the yeast is dead and also I already added potassium sorbate.

Is it possible to put this back in a carboy with a little yeast and let it ferment some more?

Reason: Title

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2009, 06:04 AM   #2
brian_g
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
Posts: 368
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by ms8miranda View Post
Newbie here.....started wine-making last fall.

I started Martina's After Eight Chocolate Mint wine last October. I didn't add the acid blend until I transferred to a carboy (like I had read about). I bottled it yesterday.

It had been 5 months so I was sure it was done....hadn't seen/heard anything from air lock. So I added a little wine conditioner (potassium sorbate & invert sugar) to each bottle before siphoning.

There was some left over which I drank (no conditioner added). It was very, VERY sweet and not much alcohol to it. Apparently it needs to ferment more but I'm pretty sure the yeast is dead and also I already added potassium sorbate.

Is it possible to put this back in a carboy with a little yeast and let it ferment some more?
You need to read this blog post:

Everything you know about potassium sorbate is wrong! - Beer, Wine, Homebrew, and Everything Fermentable! - fermentarium.com

The guy accidentally add potassium sorbate instead of the yeast. Read about how he saved his wine.


 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2009, 05:41 PM   #3
ms8miranda
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Posts: 49
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Thank you....that helps a lot.

So with a wine that has already fermented some but died out, is it OK to add a yeast starter?.....his wine hadn't started fermentation at all.

If so, I'm wondering if I should/could add the yeast nutrient (food grade urea and ammonium phosphate) again ? Could I use some of the chocolate mint wine, itself, in the starter? Or just sugar water?

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Mint Chocolate Stout eschatz Specialty, Fruit, Historical, Other Homebrew Recipes 154 12-31-2015 07:52 PM
Chocolate Mint Porter Bike4ale Recipes/Ingredients 2 04-16-2012 09:36 AM
Mint Chocolate Stout v1.0 mrgstiffler Recipes/Ingredients 11 02-23-2011 04:35 AM
Chocolate mint stout voegeli51 Extract Brewing 14 11-12-2009 03:57 AM
Chocolate Mint Stout Question OblivionsGate Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 11-28-2007 12:37 AM


Forum Jump