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    How long is TOO long to leave in primary fermentation?

    See edits above. I used red star premium classique Yeast. I actually do not have access to a ph meter. Do you have suggestions for checking the pH or correcting it?
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    How long is TOO long to leave in primary fermentation?

    I actually heated the water to 109. Do you think I could add the rest of my yeast packet? It is red start premium classique. I am also curious about how to tell if it is too acidic! Thanks for the help!
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    How long is TOO long to leave in primary fermentation?

    I actually meant to say bottled water, but I did heat the water! See edit above! I used red star premium classique. Do you think I could add the rest of the packet and it be salvaged?
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    How long is TOO long to leave in primary fermentation?

    Yes, I apologize I misspoke. I was actually meaning to say bottled water, but I did heat it to 109
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    How long is TOO long to leave in primary fermentation?

    I apologize, I misspoke. That was actually supposed to say bottled water, not boiled water (see my edit above). I read on the package that the yeast is supposed to be good for a month but it has been over a month. Are there any negative effects to adding old yeast?
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    How long is TOO long to leave in primary fermentation?

    This is my first time making wine from fruit. I made from a kit once before and it turned out amazing, but I am now attempting to make from real fruit. I seem to be having quite a bit of trouble with fermentation and worry my wine might be ruined. Here is what has happened: I made my wine...
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    Blueberry wine fermentation guidance

    Thanks so much for the tips! I am excited to get lots of different wines under my belt!! =)) Here is what I did: Juiced 3.5 lbs of blueberries in bag, added sugar water with about 2.5 lbs of sugar, added about 1/8 tsp potassium metabisulfite. Waited about 48 hours stirring twice a day. - went...
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    Blueberry wine fermentation guidance

    Thanks for the help! I used about 3.5 lbs of blueberries, 2.5 lbs of sugar, and its approximately 1 gallon of wine so enough water to fill it! Also, I added yeast energizer but not nutrient. Here is what I did: Added juice, sugar water, about 1/4 tsp metabisulfite. Waited about 48 hours...
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    Blueberry wine fermentation guidance

    I am new to winemaking. I have made wine once before, but it was from a kit. I recently began making blueberry wine from fresh blueberries. I am currently in the primary fermentation phase, or so I think. When I added my smashed blueberries and sugar, I got my specific gravity to 1.096 before...
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