Hi All, I started a rose petal wine on 3-11 (SG 1.090) Racked to secondary 8 days later at 1.040. It has been at that reading for 5 days or so. It shows very little activity in the airlock. How do I get this to ferment out dry?
Can you show us your recipe so we know a little more about your wine? What's your temp? Did you leave behind a lot of lees when you racked? Racking can interrupt the yeast and if a lot of lees were left behind it can make it hard for them to come back.
8 days of no activity or SG change, it sounds stalled out. You might want to toss another starter in and maybe add some yeast nutrient. Flowers lack a lot of the nutrients that fruits have nutrient is almost essential for flower wines.
The recipe I used for the wild rose petals(from the rose hip bush) sounds quite similar to yours. I used 1 gallon of petals per gallon of water. I added some white grape juice for good measure, and like the others said, nutrient! The raisins are the correct call, also, I put some in mine.
It was the best wine I have ever made and can't wait for a nother month or so when I can pick some more.