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I received my Petite Sirah kits this morning.
I was getting the juice ready and had a question. Do I need to go through the grape skins and pull about the twigs and leaves? I see quite a bit in them. I’m trying to pull out what I see but sure I missed some.
 
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everything in the provided skins bag(s) goes in my vinos without any removals :)

Cheers and Good Luck!
 

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I received my Petite Sarah kits this morning.
I was getting the juice ready and had a question. Do I need to go through the grape skins and pull about the twigs and leaves? I see quite a bit in them. I’m trying to pull out what I see but sure I missed some.
I dated a petite Sarah back in high school.
 

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After letting the juice sit for 20 hours I measured everything again. Both buckets came out the same and numbers look pretty good.
SG = 1.100
PH= 3.38
TA = 6.75 - 7.5 g/L

The yeast that came with the kits was Bourgovin RC212. Never used that one but I should be pitching it later the afternoon.
 
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My FWK Petite Syrahs have come out very well. The single bag kits really seem to come out after about 1 year. I have a 2 bagger cooking right now so I'll probably wait 2 years on it.
 

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I pitched yeast yesterday and it is off and fermenting. Would this petite Sirah forte also benefit from an extended maceration?
 

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Well that was quick, pitched yeast 8/4/2022 1300 hrs and 8/7/2022 1830 hrs the SG was down to 1.010.
Fastened the lids and air locked the buckets.
Nice burping in the airlock. I’ll let it sit for an EM for 4 weeks now.
 
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Well that was quick, pitched yeast 8/4/2022 1300 hrs and 8/7/2022 1830 hrs the SG was down to 1.010.
Fastened the lids and air locked the buckets.
Nice burping in the airlock. I’ll let it sit for an EM for 4 weeks now.

Don't be afraid to let it sit 6-8 weeks, it will just be that much better faster 👍
 

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