Stuck fermentation

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  1. Dec 7, 2018 #1

    Port Jerry

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    Racked my Welches grape wine to 2ndary yesterday.
    No bubbling today.
    Sg start 1.096 yesterday 0.992.
    Over 13% alcohol I think. Did alcohol kill the fermentation if so what can I do?
    Had a yeasty taste.
     
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    At .992, there’s no sugar left to ferment, congratulations, alcoholic fermentation is over! Your ABV is more like 14%.
     
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    So if fermentation is done can I do anything about the yeasty taste?
     
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    As your wine sits, clears, gets sulfited and racked off of the lees, the young, yeasty flavors of fermentation will disappear and give way to the more fruity characteristics of the wine. I've never made a Welches wine, so can't tell you how to expect it to taste in the end, but I do know that time will improve it.
     
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    Thanks
    It's been in secondary 4 days now, I'll rack it at 7 days and see how it tastes.
     
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    ...and then let it age for 6 -12 months and you’ll be shocked how much it improves.
     
  7. Dec 10, 2018 #7

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    I've always been told to use the 1-2-3 method. Rack at 1 week, 2 weeks later, 3 month mark, and every 3 months.
     

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