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Old 12-26-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
gtgirl20
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I am making homemade wine the easy way with juice I pored about a cup out and added 2 cups of sugar and 2 tablespoons of yeast boiled my s shaped air lock and Once I put the carboy and air lock in I filled the air lock with water but only the right side will fill but if i squeeze it i get both sides on max also it won't burp could this be because my juice is to cold? It is kinda cold so I put a towel around it do you think it will burp once it warms up?

 
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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Did you boil the yeast? If so, you killed it.

Also, you will get better responses here if you make your posts a bit easier to read.

Many people here make lots of apple wine a.k.a. Apfelwein, which is similar to your project in that we use store-bought juice, additives, and yeast. It's really easy once you get the hang of it.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
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No I only boiled the carboy and air lock but I don't understand why It will not burp and why it won't fill the left side on the air lock

 
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:26 PM   #4
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S shaped airlocks are wierd. Sometimes one side fills up, sometimes both fill up. Don't worry about that.
When did you put it all together? It could take a few days to start bubbling.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:28 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Halbrust
S shaped airlocks are wierd. Sometimes one side fills up, sometimes both fill up. Don't worry about that.
When did you put it all together? It could take a few days to start bubbling.
About 20 mins ago

 
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:29 PM   #6
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Don't even worry about fermentation (or the airlock bubbling) until at least Friday
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:31 PM   #7
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Don't even worry about fermentation (or the airlock bubbling) until at least Friday
If it don't start by then I will post back so I don't have to worry about the water in one side or another?

 
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:33 PM   #8
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Yeah, you're fine! If your temperature is at least 65º fermentation should start in a day or so. Don't worry about the water in the airlock- you'll see pressure build up as fermentation starts.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:36 PM   #9
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Yeah, you're fine! If your temperature is at least 65º fermentation should start in a day or so.
Temp In house is 74

 
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:33 PM   #10
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Temp In house is 74
The yeast finally fell I moved the bottle into my closet and kept the towel around it

 
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