- Feb 15, 2010
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I have 9 gallons of blackberry wine that I have racked off to 9 individual 1 gallon jugs. I prefer to put it in gallon jugs for final clearing because it seems to work better for me. Plus I only have one carboy and my wife don’t like the buckets sitting around too long. Anyway, before I did this, I tested the SG and it was .990. I added Kmeta and sorbate, sweetened to taste and degassed. Believing the process was over; I put tops on the jugs and set it off to sit a while. The other day, I noticed that 5 of the 9 gallons had a LOT of gas in them and the sediment was rising. The other jugs are doing fine, but I put airlocks back on these 5 and they are going strong again. Any ideas what I did wrong? I should also mention that this entire batch has a strong vinegar smell and taste. I know I didn’t let air get to it as it was under an air lock the whole time. What, if anything can I do to save it?