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Old 09-21-2015, 06:34 PM   #1
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Hello all this is my first post I have been lurking for a while. I am a newbie and have made 2 kits they both turned out successfully. Now I have 2 going a vineco legacy cab sauv and a vineco legacy pino grigio. I started 2nd fermentation on both 6 days ago and havnt seen much activity in carboys or airlocks. So today i checked SPG and both are at .990 according to the instructions .995 or less and they are ready for degassing but should of taken another 8 days to get to that SPG. So my question is should I move on to the next step degassing or wait another 8 days. I might add the only thing I did differnt this time was using heat belts on them because of the time of year its cooling of in the basement. Any comments or abvise would be appreciated.

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Old 09-21-2015, 06:51 PM   #2
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I have made a LOT of Vineco kits, as I used to run a Ferment on Premises. Most were under 1.000 in 7 days.

Personally, I always until the time has expired, then check the sg, then continue.

Patience is a definite virtue for winemakers.

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Old 09-21-2015, 07:14 PM   #3
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When offered a choice between following an sg reading and taking more time, always choose taking more time.

 
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Old 09-22-2015, 04:11 AM   #4
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Ty for the replys i will be waiting.

 
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Old 09-22-2015, 06:48 AM   #5
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Timelines given in instructions are general by design. Lots of factors can result in variations from those timelines. In your case, the heat belts sped up the process a little,,,, very normal. As you can see, the overwhelming consensus points to the hidden ingredient,,,, TIME/PATIENCE! Can't go wrong and you will be rewarded
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:46 AM   #6
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I would degas now and proceed with adding other additives especially k-meta. wine without protection is more of a risk the wine is dry at .990. another 8 days will gain nothing. the patience is required on the aging end. wait until wine has aged quite a while before drinking.

 
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