Thursday, October 28, 2010

Haven't We Been Here Before?

October 7, 2010

Again, same punching and measurement times.  The stats:

Temp 75
pH 3.59
Brix 2

Again, temp and pH are fine, and Brix is still moving right along.  I kicked around adding more tartaric, but having added so much already, I decided just to let it be.  After all, 3.59 is still less than 3.60 (I knew all that schooling would finally pay off for me)!  I added another round of Fermaid K (as the Brix had gone down by a third again) and gave it a little taste.  It was pretty much the same as on 10/6, but I noticed a pronounced alcohol taste that hadn't been there before.  Good thing too, as that's what I wanted the sugar converted into!

By this time I've realized that I am going to be pressing over the weekend.  I'm a little apprehensive, but also very excited to use my new wine press.  On the downside, this stuff is going to be done tomorrow (Friday), and I really can't press until Saturday.  Add to that I haven't yet picked out (or up!) a malolactic bacteria for the secondary fermentation.  I really have to get my tush in gear here!

1 comment:

  1. Yay, I found your blog! Will add to my Google Reader. Chris is racking this weekend...