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Old 01-27-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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I started my first wine kit, Island Mist Exotic Fruits Zinfandel. I sprinkled yeast over the must last night, covered it and inserted airlock. Do I stir the top half daily? The instructions do not mention stirring at all.



Primary 1: Blackberry
Primary 2: Island Mist Exotic Fruits Zinfandel
Fining: Concord Grape



 
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:45 PM   #2
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I started my first wine kit, Island Mist Exotic Fruits Zinfandel. I sprinkled yeast over the must last night, covered it and inserted airlock. Do I stir the top half daily? The instructions do not mention stirring at all.

Primary 1: Blackberry
Primary 2: Island Mist Exotic Fruits Zinfandel
Fining: Concord Grape

No just let it be. The yeast will do its magic.



 
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.
Sounds good to me! Less work!

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:24 AM   #4
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And you didn't need to airlock yet. Wait until secondary fermentation.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:40 PM   #5
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you might want to dump a few pounds of sugar in there to boost the % alcohol. 3# is usually about right
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:05 AM   #6
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you might want to dump a few pounds of sugar in there to boost the % alcohol. 3# is usually about right
I agree. This was the first kit I made, and it only came out to 5%.

 
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:23 PM   #7
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I agree. This was the first kit I made, and it only came out to 5%.
But that is what it is supposed to be at, so you did it right.


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