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Old 02-03-2012, 12:08 AM   #1
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Default slow fermentation low alcohol (day 6) help pls

Hi,
I am brewing again and i kinda just went with a few things i had around the house.but its day 6 and my airlock is still bubbling slow.my O.G = 1.070 and today its at 1.060 ......kind of weaker than i wanted.i am using redstar prem cuvee yeast,i sanitized verry well (1 cap bleach @ 1gal of water) i rinsed it verry well.
but here is what im brewing
2 gallons of black tea
1 gallon welches grape juice
1 gallon welches kiwi strawberry juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
9-10 cups of white sugar
1/2 cup of raisins (boiled and used juice from them)

i aerated it for about 6 min...
and on day 3 i added more yeast cause i thought that might help kick it up.
im stuck...what should i do.

and i didnt use anything with a preservative in it.

my other brew is 100% all welches grape and it fermenting alot better..verry fast bubbling .....(i like bubbles)



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Old 02-03-2012, 04:20 AM   #2
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put some yeast nutrient or boil some sugar water let it cool and add it too the wine it might get the yeast going hard again...


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Old 02-03-2012, 12:55 PM   #3
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Your reading might be off due to all the solids in the mix being stirred up by the yeast action.

Give it a few more days.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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It has a lot of sugar in it, so some nutrients probably would help. Other than that, I'd take DoctorCAD's "Give it a few more days" suggestion.
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whats the temp, may need to warm it up

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