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RJBanks

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This is my second batch. CC Gewurztraminer-Riesling. This time I rehydrated the yeast in warm water before I pitched and this really sped up the primary. I checked the SG at day 5 and it was at 0.998. I racked to the secondary 3 day ago and things have really slowed down to (almost) no activity. The instructions say to leave in secondary for about 12 days with and SG below 0.998. I just took an SG reading and it is already at 0.994. Do I leave it for another 9 days as the instructions say, or should I rack and stabilize already???
 

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numbers are what count...go by them...double check them

what was your starting sg?
 

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Kits usually always ferment fater then stated so dont worry about that. If you have a lid and airlock on thete then itll be fine for a little while longer, if not then rack to carboy noy or rack to cleaner vessel depending on what the directions state to do next.
 

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Starting SG was 1.086. I racked from the plastic fermintation busket to a glass carboy with airlock.
 
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You are fine then.
yep, as long as it's in an airlock carboy, a few days or maybe a week or two, won't hurt it. just check it again in 3-4 days. if it's the same, it's ready for the next step. not a kit'er, but i would be about to back sweeten and add sorbate/pot. meta. then you can bulk age for 3 months or bottle if clear.
 

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So who much longer should I wait before I rack stabilize?
 

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I pitched the yeast on Friday at 12am on this elder/raspberry. SG was 1.090 at 70F, and it is already down to 1.025. Sometimes it happens. I had a batch a while ago that I started the same and it took 10 days to come down to 1.010.
 
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wait till the sg stays the same for 3 or so days. rack, then sweeten and stabalize.

so if it's still at .998, then you can go ahead now.

once you get below the 1 mark, it's getting close to fully dry and could stop at any point.
 

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