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To day I racked 4 gallons of peach wine ( my first effort ) I did not have a hydrometer when I started. I has been in the secondary for one month, and now the specific gravity is only 1.000. there was a thick yeast smelling sediment left over in the bottom. It is clearing and has good color? HELP!!! Thanks for your help.
 

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Sounds like everything is fine. Can you post the recipe so that we could better see what you used and get an idea of where the abv is?
 

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2 lbs peaches, 2.5 lbs sugar, 1/2 tsp peptic enzyme,1/4 tsp tannin (or 1 cup black tea ) I Used the tea? 6 pints boiling water wine yeast (cote des blancs) , 1 tsp yeast nutriant, 1 campten tab . (PER GAL.) I mixed all but the yeast and campten and let it sit for 24 hrs. the added them. then put in secondary in about 8 days. Then racked it about 1 month later (today) and topped it with a boiled and cooled simple syrup. ?
 

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Did you add potassium sorbate and sulfite before adding the simple syrup? If not it might start fermenting all over again! These 2 chems together will halt re-fermentation
 

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I did not. how much should I add for 4 gallons?
 

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1 campden tablet per gallon and 1/2 tsp per gallon of sorbate.
 

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THANKS, I will go add that right now, Should it taste really yeasty now ?
 

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Most likely but not always. It all depends on how your yeast floculated.
 

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Did not have any sorbate. will get some tomorrow.
 

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I really appricate your help! I have no idea what i'm doing, but having a blast so far!! This forum is the greatest!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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E, soon you will be back asking how to get out of this addiction!!!:d

Troy
 

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Soon you will take pebble from hand grasshopper! :n
 

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