hi! i'm so happy to find this forum. i'm on my first batch in a number of years - backyard grapes for white wine. i've been following the jackkeller recipe for yard grapes (http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/request219.asp
) and am on day 4 after adding the yeast. this morning i noticed the beginnings of a vinegar taste. i read the jackkeller troubleshooting guide for acetification (http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/problems.asp
) so i've decided to add campden tablets and start over.
i'm thinking possible reasons could have been a couple of bad grapes that snuck past me, improper sanitization, or a temperature drop we just had last night.
incidentally, before adding sugar, my s.g. was about 1.045 - i added suagr to 1.090. today i am sitting at 1.000. should i have racked it to my secondary already? now that i've added the campden, do i need to wait, add new yeast, and then rack?
does anyone have any suggestions or advice for me? thanks!