Stalled Fermentation? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Winemaking Forum > Stalled Fermentation?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-13-2009, 04:31 PM   #1
Bazin
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Edmonton
Posts: 9


I'm currently working on an RJ Spangols Grand Cru kit (Californian Syrah) that I've run into some problems with.

On June 7th, I racked my wine into secondary. After about 15 days, I took an SG reading, which was 1.000. I waited another few days (3-4) and took a second reading. Again, 1.000. I gave my wine a stir and then pitched some new yeast to get the last little bit of fermentation done (as the kit recommends a SG of 0.998 before stabilizing/clearing). I waited another 5 days, and again, 1.000.

Any recommendations on what I should try next to get this wine to finish?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2009, 05:14 PM   #2

Your wine is finished. You don't really need to get that precise with your measurements. What a computer or formula tells you your yeast SHOULD do isn't always what they will do.


__________________
He who drinks beer sleeps well. He who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven.

Another HERMS rig...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2009, 09:41 PM   #3
gregbathurst
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Australia
Posts: 997
Liked 54 Times on 51 Posts


One trick some people use to check if their wine has any unfermented sugar is urine analysis sticks. They are for diabetics to check if there is sugar in their urine but work just as well with wine. If you know someone who works in health (doctor, nurse etc) they may be able to "borrow " one for you, but you need a container to read the result off.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 07:02 PM   #4
Bazin
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Edmonton
Posts: 9

Thanks for the information! I'll start stabilizing as soon as I can.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stalled Fermentation????? kkocher13 General Beer Discussion 10 08-17-2009 08:08 PM
Stalled Fermentation? ruggierm1 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 08-13-2009 11:56 AM
stalled fermentation? jmgreen7 General Beer Discussion 4 07-31-2009 05:16 PM
fermentation stalled? anderj General Techniques 3 12-22-2007 07:47 PM
Stalled Fermentation Fuzz Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 11-12-2006 09:53 PM


Forum Jump