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Old 07-28-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
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2 1/2 gallons of food processed pears, juice alone SG 1.050 then added 2 campden tablets
i had to let it sit for 3 days then SG read 1.035
Then i added sugar without filling bucket up with water yet, brought it up to 1.090
boiled water enough to fill bucket. added about 6 pounds of sugar and mixed. after it cooled SG read 1.085
Then i pitched the yeast without stirring.
24 hours later i pushed the pulp down and covered and repeated every day..
NOW... the problem. Day 4 of stirring, i take a SG reading and get 1.085.
Should i add more yeast? it smells good, like strong wine.

 
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:03 PM   #2
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I guess I'm not sure I'm following you fully. You say that your SG dropped from 1.050 to 1.035 before adding any yeast? Was this drop due to fermentation?

Then you added sugar to bring it to 1.090. Did you add the water immediately after that? Then you added more sugar after the water addition?

What yeast did you use?
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:32 AM   #3
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yes it dropped in that 3 day period from fermentation.
then i added sugar to bring it up and yes then immeditaly added the water and sugar again to bring it up to 1.085
i used RED STAR Cote des Blancs. Active Dry Wine Yeast

 
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:09 PM   #4
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i added 4 packets of high grade yeast and am blasting off.

 
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:31 AM   #5
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Again, you read up on the basics of winemaking or is not what you are trying to do. Having a sg of 1.050 then adding campdem and the sg is then at 1.035 does not make sense.

All you are doing is making rocket fuel with a slight pear taste and actually I doubt you are going to taste the pear.

If you don't want to learn the basics, then go to the recipe section and just follow a recipe.
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:04 AM   #6
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I agree..

BUT,

Since NASA if no longer around we now need to call it JET fuel.... LOL
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:11 AM   #7
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I agree..

BUT,

Since NASA if no longer around we now need to call it JET fuel.... LOL
I read that some where?

 
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:46 PM   #8
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The campden tablets worked after all. After i added the needed sugar then it sat a couple days with out flux in SG. Everything is working great now and i will stop it when necessary. its not rushing to ferment.
wtf is rocket fuel? or since NASA is no longer,, Jet fuel..?

 
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:08 PM   #9
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Rocket fuel is a term we use for wine with an extremely high alcohol content.
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Rocket fuel is a term we use for wine with an extremely high alcohol content.
And JET fuel is...?
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