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Old 04-13-2011, 11:06 AM   #1
RickCov
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Hi guys, as you probably already know, I'm new to home brewing so I have a small query.. My wine has been fermenting for 2 weeks now and the bubbles in the air lock have slowed down to about 25-30 seconds. Am I ok to continue with the racking process at this stage?



 
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
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What was your starting SG and what is it now?

That's the MOST IMPORTANT issue.



 
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:16 PM   #3
RickCov
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See this is this thing, if I had a hydrometer I would be ok. (Waiting on delivery). I can see only a few tiny co2 bubbles on the surface and the bubbles in the airlock have very nearly stopped. Would the wine be badly effected if I rack it now?

 
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:00 PM   #4
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Taste it and see if it is dry. If it tastes dry, rack it.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:07 AM   #5
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Just for info, racked the wine while it was still bubbling at 30seconds and it is strong as hell. Nice



 
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