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Mschooley53

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So I started my first Skeeter Pee and first wine for that matter. I added my yeast about 12 hours ago and have been periodically checking it and it I have a foam cap on top and it's starting to bubble. I would like to check the SG in about 12 more hours.

Can I stir my primary and then take a reading or should I leave the foam cap intact and draw some?

Will it hurt introducing oxygen this early or will this slow down the fermentation?
 

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You need to stir, especially for skeeter pee. Actually, I thought that was in the instructions. Stir a couple times a day, introducing oxygen at this point is needed for the yeast to work, once your SG is below 1.010, either snap the lid down and add an airlock or rack to a carboy and add an airlock.
 

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You need to stir, especially for skeeter pee. Actually, I thought that was in the instructions. Stir a couple times a day, introducing oxygen at this point is needed for the yeast to work, once your SG is below 1.010, either snap the lid down and add an airlock or rack to a carboy and add an airlock.
Thanks Julie. I know in the instructions it says to stir if fermenting slows but with my batch just starting fermentation I wasn't sure if this would be an issue. Looks like I will be stirring!
 

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Congrats on the first batch! Skeeter pee isn't rich in nutrients (besides what is added) for the yeast and I found needs the oxygen for a good fermentation. Good luck!
 

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