Stuck fermentation

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  1. Dec 7, 2018 at 12:04 AM #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.
     
  2. Dec 7, 2018 at 12:08 AM #2

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    At .992, there’s no sugar left to ferment, congratulations, alcoholic fermentation is over! Your ABV is more like 14%.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2018 at 2:05 PM #3

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    So if fermentation is done can I do anything about the yeasty taste?
     
  4. Dec 7, 2018 at 2:12 PM #4

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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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