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Old 26-11-2017, 01:08 PM   #1
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Midweek I had a day orf, and decided it was ideal to get my bitter bottled, and to bottle my strawberry wine, which had been sat for about four days as a final clearing after being racked off onto a crushed campden tab. So far so good

Whilst doing this, I decided that i'd also rack off my cherry and RGJ wow, which had now slowed to a bubble every 15sec or so, in order to get it off the half inch of lees,

Having racked the cherry off, I wasnt too happy about the extra headspace, so, without thinking it through, I topped it up - with a bit of the strawberry...

... and now im lucky to get a bubble through once in 5mins!

Wondering now whether to just leave it and hope it recovers, or cut my losses and clear it and quoff it!
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Old 26-11-2017, 01:25 PM   #2
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Just leave it alone. I doubt the camden is having much effect but you've taken it off most of the yeast!
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I may be missing something but why do you think you have ruined it did the juice you added have preservatives in it if not I would have thought it would be fermenting faster as you have added more sugar.

I never rack until it has finished fermenting as that's the way everyone was doing it when I joined and I have never had any off flavours caused by it sitting on the dead yeast etc.

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Just leave it alone. I doubt the camden is having much effect but you've taken it off most of the yeast!
Ah, good point! I was under the impression that most of the yeast would be free-swimming rather than concentrated in any one place
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did the juice you added have preservatives in it if not I would have thought it would be fermenting faster as you have added more sugar.

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Topped with finished strawberry wine Chippy, not juice!

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The only way to know for sure what's happening is to take a hydrometer reading over a few days.

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Planning to, just as soon as I have time. Temp is low as well at 14C so that wont really help, but i cant do anything about that at the moment.

Im not overly worried, after all its a supermarket wow, it was going to be drunk pretty early anyway, so if it is stopped then oh well,
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