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Old 03-23-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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I have a Cab that started at 1.090. At day 9 and 10 it's at 1.036. I've kept temps at 74 degrees. Should I be concerned?

This is my first wine, thanks for any help!

 
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:03 PM   #2
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You are 2/3 done in 9 days, meaning you are on track to be done at about Day 15.

Sounds perfectly fine to me! :-)

 
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:03 AM   #3
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Concerned about? Sounds totally normal. Drinking my homemade Wash Cab right now, damn good. Homemade wine is unbelievable value!
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:12 AM   #4
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The Eclipse kit said it should be done in 7 days, but to check the gravity every day.

 
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:21 AM   #5
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The Eclipse kit said it should be done in 7 days, but to check the gravity every day.
The days are only a guide, but your hydrometer tells the real deal. 5-8-10 days is pretty common to reach 2/3 drop from original gravity.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:01 PM   #6
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I'm at day 14 and the gravity is at 1.032. I wonder if the one pack of Lalvin yeast wasn't enough?

 
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:15 AM   #7
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I'm at day 14 and the gravity is at 1.032. I wonder if the one pack of Lalvin yeast wasn't enough?
Ok, now you are officially stalled out. What's the ferment temp?

Try stirring gently to re-suspend the yeast/wake them up.

 
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:41 PM   #8
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DOH ! I was measuring with my refractometer. FG is at 95 with a hydrometer. All is well.

 
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:19 PM   #9
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DOH ! I was measuring with my refractometer. FG is at 95 with a hydrometer. All is well.
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