30 batches my first year, still learning
- Apr 6, 2017
- Reaction score
I started a Malbec kit on Jan 1. Initial SG was 1.110. Yeast was Red Star Premier Rouge. Temp was 72 (basement). The first three days went very well then I think it got too cold (62). I put a small heater nearby and went downstairs to check on it the next day ... holy guacamole it was up to 94 degrees and blew must out the airlock. Gravity was at 1.02 and I turned the heater off. The must came down to 74 and the gravity was now at 1.01. It stayed there for 5 days with zero activity in the airlock so I pitched some bloomed EC 1118. Three days later ... nuthin'