Other Gewurztraminer too alcoholic!

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skiboarder72

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I started a 23L full must kit of Gewurztraminer a couple weeks ago and the S.G. read 1.105... I double checked. Right out of the kit! It was a 23L kit so I went ahead and added a touch of water and got it down to 1.10, now its just about done fermenting and it tastes very alcoholic (which makes sense!). The S.G. is just a tad above 1.00 right now, is there anything I can do to calm this puppy down? I was thinking of topping up with water after racking and desgassing, just to cool it down. Anyone have any ideas? Am I just being paranoid, or is just the fact that the other flavors haven't come out to mask it yet?
 

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Do you mind telling us which "full must kit"?

Thanks, Steve
 

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Im guessing that kit was designed to start off with that high sg and finish off sweet. Other then that it could have been a bad kit where the manufacturing process was screwed up and it never got diluted and Ive seen this before with a few manufacturers including W.E., Mosti, and RJS, so it really isnt a big fluke. As far as what to do at this point, maybe make another batch like a cheap one which is usually very thin and kow alc and after fermented dry blend them together or make a fruit wine and blend it. If you buy stuff like this through a place like FineVineWines as soon as you got that high starting sg you could have called George(the Owner there) and he would have replaced that kit!
 

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Well I racked it over and degassed and everything today. Much nicer taste, still quite alcoholic but not over the top. I topped off with 1L of water to help cool it off a bit. This really has a ton of flavors that still taste green, I'm looking forward to how this matures over time!
 

Wade E

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Ahhh time, what a little patience can do with wine.
 

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Hmm Now where did I hear that??? :hug
 
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