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Old 07-13-2017, 06:52 AM   #111
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I bought another kit from the LP clearance, this one just the hard pink lemonade.
For the kit Friday and started that night.
By last night it has gone from 1.080 to 0.994 just in 3 days...while smokes that was a fast ferment....
Mine was bubbling after a couple of hours! Vigorous fermenting these past two days, maybe I should check my reading as wel, but the instructions say to leave it undisturbed for 5-7 days....what's a newb to do?
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Mine fermented to .990 in 5 days.
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The instructions say to rack to a carboy, after 5-7 days, leaving thickest sediment behind. Did anyone stir it before doing this step, allowing it to settle again, then siphon? Also says not to top off at this step (secondary 10 days)...did you all do thus as instructed? Thanks!
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:50 AM   #114
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What I always do for my kist is to let them ferment to a bit below 1.000 using an open bucket, then I rack leaving sediment behind. Then I let them sit for some time, a week or possible two depending on the SG number at racking, measure SG a couple times to see if it is changing or not, then I proceed to stabilize. It works for me.
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Today, day 5, mine is at 1.10. Instructions say to rack to carboy at 1.10 or below. Thought I would give it another day or two to get a little lower. It is vigorously bubbling. Thoughts?
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You meant 1.010.
I'd do what you said and wait another day or so, once at 1.000 or a bit below then rack.
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Yes, I meant 1.010. Thanks, for the advice, it just didn't seem right to rack so fast. I appreciate all your help! One more question, would you top off after racking? Instructions say not to at thus point.
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Not at that stage, lots of CO2 protecting the wine, no worries.
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The instructions say to rack to a carboy, after 5-7 days, leaving thickest sediment behind. Did anyone stir it before doing this step, allowing it to settle again, then siphon? Also says not to top off at this step (secondary 10 days)...did you all do thus as instructed? Thanks!
I stir all of my fermentations daily.
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Mine fermented to .990 in 5 days.
Ok, so mine was at .996 at 7 days. I racked to secondary and it is gurgling slightly. Did you leave yours in the secondary for the full 10 days, even with your SG already so low? Is it ok to let it sit for the recommended 10 days before proceeding to the next step?
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