MLF finished in 16 days

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  1. May 22, 2019 #1

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    I crushed on 5/4 pitched rc212 on 5/5 two days later when fermentation was starting to kick in i added vp-41 then pressed on 5/10 racked 3 days later and stopped seeing little bubbles thinking mlf might have stalled i stirred it a few days still nothing i did a chromatography test and came up with this....seems fast to me considering my basement never got over 65 degrees IMG_1783.JPG
     
  2. May 22, 2019 #2

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    I would not call that done, there is still some evidence of malic acid in the sheet you posted. If it were me, I would leave it alone for another 2 weeks, maybe a month, run another test and then decide. But then that is always my inclination with MLF.
     
  3. May 22, 2019 #3

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    will do I'll let it sit for a few more weeks I just don't see any activity at all....better safe than sorry it just seemed to go so fast. IMG_1784.JPG
     
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  5. May 22, 2019 #5

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    Mine finish that fast all of the time. I always give it another 2 - 3 weeks after a clear chromo, then sulfite.
     
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    Just co-innoculated my Carmenere with VP-41, this thread makes me happy
     
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    When co-inoculating, it can go that fast. But agree with the advice to let it go a couple more weeks.
     
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  8. May 25, 2019 #8

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    This is why I will always co-inoculate with an mlb like Alpha.

    Not to hijack your thread but... Q? How many days total was your wine on the skins? This reads like 6 days. How’s your wine’s color and body?

    I’m trying to find a slower fermenting yeast to allow more time of active fermentation on the skins. AMH got me to 8 days.... was a little disappointed.
     
  9. May 25, 2019 #9

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    jgmann67 I think it depends on if you use enzymes. I did a Petit Syrah last year and I did a "hot" ferment and it was done in 4 days. I let it sit for a day with LLallzyme EX and its almost black. Its a tannin monster.
     
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