- Mar 24, 2013
- Reaction score
I plan on back sweetening mine.
OK, mine doesn't seem so great. I followed the recipe exact...started on 3/10 with an sg of 1.084. On 3/15 sg was at 0.993, so I racked to a car boy. It's just been sitting there, and I was thinking it was time to rack it off the lees, so tasted a little. It smells and tastes VERY oaky. Is there any thing I can do? should I try and back sweeten? flavor pak? or the dreaded patience?? Thanks for the help. I do taste a little of the fruit, but not much, just oak.
Mine is excellent and I'm patiently waiting for summer to crack some open... I did forget to mention that unused 2 cans of concord concentrate for colour in mine and it's a lovely peachy colour.
What does everyone do for back sweetening? What's your gallon/sugar ratio for this recipe?
This is the first time iv used Lalvin 71B-1122 & ICV D47. After 6 days of very active fermentation,started on 6/11, it seems to have really slowed the last two days. On 6/17 my SG was just barely above 1.000 and on 6/18 I was just barely below 1.000. I typically use EC-1118 and let it ferment down to ~.993, will the Lalvin 71B-1122 & ICV D47 blend get that dry? Should I just consider the primary finished and rack to secondary?