Originally Posted by klcramer
So I started my cranberry skeeter pee and it is bubbling along nicely. My question is the recipe says to add more nutrient when the gravity reaches 1.05. Any idea how long this should take? I don't want to check this daily and risk something funky getting in if I don't need to.
wine is not as picky as beer with regard to checking and is not as succeptible as beer to infection. higher alcohol content and acidity works against the bad stuff. many wines are open fermented with no airlock, just cheesecloth over the top... i personally wouldn't worry about it.
as to how long it will take, depends on alot of things... temp, yeast health, etc.. i would just check daily and add when you get to the right stage.