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  1. D

    Primary fermentation stuck?

    Hi, newbie here. I have done a couple of batches from kits before, no problem. This is my first improvised batch of 6 gallons from fresh wine juice (not concentrate) shipped from Italy. Starting SG was 1.072. Added two packets of K1-V1116 (directly into must, which I now realize was a...
  2. J

    Fermentation Won't Start

    Hi all, I'm in the midst of attempting to ferment a Pinot Noir drum of my first frozen must but am now worried as I haven't been able to get fermentation to start. I know similar instances have been written about in these forums before but everything I've found seems to pertain to stuck...
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    Stuck? No start SG so how can tell???

    Can anyone help? I'm on my 3rd (and possibly final) attempt at making a wine. I have gone for a sweet Nettle Wine as per CJJ Berry's First Steps book. It was all looking good until 2 weeks after the first racking the fermentation has slowed then seemingly stopped - no more bubbles for about 5...