What are your thoughts on trying to knock down whatever yeast is in it with Camden tablets? Or adding more yeast? It fermenting fully is probably the biggest concern.That's tough. Hopefully someone else can shed some light.
I would normally. At least a 1/2 pint or more. But the natural yeast already taking off is one giant question mark. Because if it goes all the though then great. But if it stalls out it'll just be that much sweeter.
With that said I think I would err on the side of caution and let it ride as is since I don't think cultured yeast can take over an already active fermentation.
Unless you find out that you can successful add yeast l, that is.
You can certainly boost the BRIX in your juice buckets if you like, even if it has been acid balanced, the effects to the acid will be minimal. Word of caution though, as we see in the posts above, make sure that you are not boosting on a bucket that has already started fermentation. If fermentation has started already, you just don't know what the original SG was, and boosting could produce a wine with too high of an ABV, out of balance rocket fuel, or a wine that ends up with residual sugar when the alcohol kills the yeast as it reaches the yeast's alcohol tolerance.Since we are on the subject of low sg, is it ok to add sugar to juice buckets to bump up your PA, or is it not advisable? I always thought not to because the buckets are balanced already. Last year my Merlot started out with a sg of 1.086 which gives a PA of a bit over 11%. I thought that was a bit low at the time, but i left it alone.
This year I was thinking of bumping it up a bit. However, this years Merlot started at a sg of 1.090-3 which i believe give a PA close to 12%. My Carmenere also started the same...I would have liked to see it at 13% PA but i decided to leave it alone also because it was close and i wasn't sure if you should mess with juice buckets.
Also, to anyone who checked the Chilean juice this year (especially the BELLO brand), how was it balanced? Did you need to make any adjustments? I do not have anything to check, other that hydrometer, so i wing it and hope its been balanced properly.... Thanks!