I haven't been able to see the progress in the carboy either.
I had to draw samples using a wine thief. Maybe it's because it is a dark wine (black raspberry kit from Island Mist).
I have a spigot on the primary and wanted to fill the bottles that way.
It also makes it easier to draw samples.
This is my first attempt to making wine and I already screwed it up
Oh well... hopefully everything is going to be fine by next weekend.
I have another question if you don't mind...
I am using Amberdyne solution to clean everything and am unsure if I should rinse afterwards. I am afraid it will alter the taste, but I am also afraid to introduce bacteria and such back during rinsing.
Naturally there are no instructions on the bottle other than 1/2 tsp per gallon water.