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Old 11-29-2009, 03:38 AM   #1
vvolf27
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Mosti Mondiale Summer Breeze Black Cherry Shiraz
http://www.finevinewines.com/ProdDet...artNumber=8245

I started this kit Friday night, all is going well and it's starting to ferment.

One question that the directions do not address. It has a cake on top, should I stir this once or twice a day? Or leave it as is? It is starting to look a little dried out on top already. After 6 days or when my SG gets below 1.020 I am suppossed to rack to a secondary.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:03 AM   #2

What do the directions say? You can't fail if you follow them to the letter. If they don't mention stirring, I wouldn't.

 
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:02 AM   #3
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Nothing in there about stirring, was just wondering as I have read about stirring 2 x a day. But maybe that is just if you have fruits in it.

Thanks for the quick reply!

 
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:02 PM   #4
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Stiring the mix is mostly for country wines. Have made these kits before ( 10 gal of merlot) Just leave it alone....

 
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:12 PM   #5

Wine kits are wonderful. If you do exactly as the directions say you'll end up with a very tasty product. People run into trouble by not following the instructions or trying to "improve" upon the process. I'm living proof they're almost idiot proof.

 
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:37 PM   #6
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I have the Mosti Mondial Chilean Carmenere kit that I started just two days ago. It smells wonderfull! In step one of my instructions its says, "During the first 3-5 days of fermentation, thoroughly mix the must with a clean spoon to re-suspend the yeast to obtain a better fermentation". Maybe Mosti only thinks its imporatant for certain varietals but has been said I'll bet if you follow the instructions you'll be happy with the results.

 
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:27 AM   #7
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Well this morning that cake was gone. Come to think of it, I think EC 1118 does that. It did the same thing with the Apfelwein. No I have a very clean surface with a lot of action going on! Couldn't be more happy at this point!

 
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