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Fermentation Too Fast?

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gfrank07

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In just 72 hours using Lalvin EC-1118, my cherry wine went from a 1.090 to a sub 1.000. How is this possible? Fermentation has slowed down drastically since yesterday. I was expecting to rack at 1.020-1.040 but I'm well past that point. Should I siphon to the secondary and fit an airlock now or what?
 

Dirtydog420

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I would rack into secondairy..

Lavin 1118 works very fast sometimes...
 

djrockinsteve

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Your temperature was probably warm and that is a great yeast. I have never had difficulty with it and use it for my whites and fruits. I would check the s.g. again and if it hasn't moved, yes rack it now.
 

Tom

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Yea temp have a huge effect on fermentation. I dont like 1118 for fruit wines. I like Cote des Blancs or 1116
 
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