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Old 03-31-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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i made my skeeter pee about two months ago and after the first week I've kinda neglected it...looked today and it is crystal clear...

can i add the powders minus the clearing agent and back sweeten today? or should i add the powders and wait a week or two and then back sweeten?

i didn't know if the 2 week wait was just for the pee to clear or...?

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Old 03-31-2012, 01:46 PM   #2
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Powders meaning the yeast energizer and nutrient?

Check its gravity. If it's completely fermented out (1.000ish or below) then it's ready for bottling.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:08 PM   #3
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Your planning on racking it And degassing right ?

 
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:15 PM   #4
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Before you stabilize (I assume that's what you meant by "powders", you have to rack off of the sediment. Otherwise, fermentation will just restart.

To do that, dissolved the stabilizers in water (usually it's 1/2 teaspoon sorbate and one crushed campden tablet per gallon). Pour that into the receiving carboy and rack the wine into it. Wait three days, then sweeten to taste. Wait three more days (to ensure fermentation hasn't restarted) and then bottle.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:20 PM   #5
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I'd take a gravity. Rack to new container. If gravity was about 1.000 or lower, add the sugar and metabi sulfate and potasium sorbate. Mix together- particuarly the sugar.
take another Gravity reading Wait 2 weeks to be sure the sugar/fermentation/gravity stays the same. If it ferments again, wait until it stops taste sweeten repeat.

 
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:47 PM   #6
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yeah sorry a little vague on my part...

i am going to rack and stabilize... (i was to lazy to look up chemicals names)

i was wondering if i need to wait to sweeten... i think I'll rack and sorbate today...then sweeten on thursday and then bottle the following weekend...

assuming no re fermentation has started and its dry today before i sorbate...

does this sound reasonable?

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yeah sorry a little vague on my part...

i am going to rack and stabilize... (i was to lazy to look up chemicals names)

i was wondering if i need to wait to sweeten... i think I'll rack and sorbate today...then sweeten on thursday and then bottle the following weekend...

assuming no re fermentation has started and its dry today before i sorbate...

does this sound reasonable?

thanks
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Yes, sounds perfect!
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:01 PM   #8
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thanks for the quick help! (once again!)

 
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:02 PM   #9
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off my original topic but can i bottle Joam in beer bottles? i don't have a corker yet...

 
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:53 PM   #10
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off my original topic but can i bottle Joam in beer bottles? i don't have a corker yet...
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