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Old 18-11-2016, 09:28 AM   #11
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This is certainly bubbling nicely. Far more active than the Kenridge Barollo. Maybe due to the extra sugar I gave it? Surprising really as the room it is in struggles to get to 18c most of the day / night.
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Old 22-11-2016, 05:41 PM   #12
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Day 8 stage tomorrow looms. Still bubbling well. Took sg today aNd it is 1.014, a tad above the 1.010 it should be < b4 1st rack into dj. Tastes pretty crap and well cloudy but both expected at his stage I suppose. Will leave it to do its stuff a few more days I think. The extra water and sugar together with borderline temperatures are coming into play here I think.
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Day 8 racking done today at day 9. SG 1.002. Filled the dj nicely so pleased with the extra volume.
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U gonna have some fun degassing that
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No probs. Next stage is back into a large fv with bentonite etc and a big boy's wand jobby!
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Slight issue here guys. I am a couple of days over the adding bentonite and into fv stage to degas. Not a great issue as there is still activity at the neck but...........

I have buggered my back up somewhat badly so will have to delay the next stage considerably. Do you think this will matter? As you can see there is very little air at the top and the lock is fine. It will just sit on the dead yeast longer before the next stage.
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Any help / advice on last post appreciated.
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It will be fine, I usually leave mine sitting in its primary FV for a month to clear up before racking and adding all the little sachets, a few days isn't going to make any difference.
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Passing this through the vinbrite as I type. Nice and clear and nice, albeit young and harshish, taste. Perfectly acceptable now and should improve after being in the bottle for a while. Sourced some proper potassium metabisulphate so 1/4 tsp of that will be going in before bottling as recommended.
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Bottled today. No hint of the horrid metallic taste I had with a Kenridge having dropped it onto 5 Campdens so The Potassium MBS will be the way forward for me from now on.

Despite the added water etc I still only just squeezed 29 bottles out of this. Funny how the 'tastings' add up.

All in all, I am very pleased with this and will come back with an update once it has been in the bottle a while.
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