Making my first wine. Winexpert Selection Series- Australian Chardonnay kit.
Temperature during primary fermentation was approximately 72 degrees (instructions called for 72 - 75)
Specific gravity when it went into the primary was 1.090. I racked it to the secondary on day 8. Instructions said that SG should be 1.010 or less. Mine was 0.994. Is this normal?
As I read the follow-on instructions, this wine is ready for stabilising and clearing (instructions says 0.996 or less) now, although the instructions say to let it sit in the carboy for 10 days prior to starting this phase. Regardless of SG, I plan on leaving it in the carboy for the entire 10 days prior to clearing.