Stuck ferment I think

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Stuck ferment I think

Post by ianc » Mon May 30, 2022 6:50 pm

PLEASE dont chastise me yet, I made 3 gallons of rhubarb wine a few weeks ago, put in fermentation bin with brew heater and like a twat forgot to get the sg,,,, yep I know !!!!, went on holiday for 9 days , when I got back the fermentation had ceased and sg was 1010, so I thought it had stuck as it tasted dry, so I made a starter fermentation and added it with half kilo of sugar to the wine to try to get it moving again but nothing happened, Do I keep it and let it clear or dump it,,,,, open to suggestions thanks ian

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Re: Stuck ferment I think

Post by MashBag » Mon May 30, 2022 8:34 pm

Don't dump it.

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Re: Stuck ferment I think

Post by MashBag » Mon May 30, 2022 8:34 pm

How does it taste? It is recoverable.

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Re: Stuck ferment I think

Post by ianc » Tue May 31, 2022 8:57 am

it tastes ok , just not sure of abv, will allow it to clear over next few months

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Re: Stuck ferment I think

Post by Eric » Tue May 31, 2022 10:41 am

An FG of 1010 for a rhubarb wine seems high to me, it would be fine for a beer. What was the anticipated alcohol content, and the alcohol tolerance of the yeast? Could the former have exceeded the latter?
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Re: Stuck ferment I think

Post by MashBag » Tue May 31, 2022 2:30 pm

ianc wrote:
Tue May 31, 2022 8:57 am
it tastes ok , just not sure of abv, will allow it to clear over next few months
Does it taste dry? Tbh of its OK, that's good enough. Make sure when you store it...
a) it's in glass or stainless &
b) make sure it's topped up and there is minimal air space.

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Re: Stuck ferment I think

Post by ianc » Wed Jun 01, 2022 6:01 pm

i am laying on the floor with a big grin looking at stars,,,, I think its ok !!!!!!!!

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Re: Stuck ferment I think

Post by MashBag » Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:34 am

Your started early 🤣🤣

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