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  1. Jul 12, 2019 at 6:27 AM #1

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    Hi All. The s.g. on my 6 bottle cal/conn/merlot is 1066. Not the target recommended 1080-1095. What gravity reading can i hope to start secondary fermentation? The instructions give 1010, Any help appreciated.
     
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    If you used the correct amount of water and if needed sugar its likely just not dissolved fully.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2019 at 1:25 PM #3

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    Hi, have you mixed the grape juice thoroughly with the added water? I did the cal con cab sauv kit ,no sugar needed turned out super.
     
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    Yes,thanks, as instuctions to 4.5 l. and mixed. Just wondering when to start secondary fermentation.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2019 at 7:12 PM #5

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    Regards secondry, I just looked at my notes and it went like a train and when I checked the gravity after a few days it had dropped to .994 ,when I racked it to secondry it never changed. It tasted great after a few weeks in the bottle and the last one I managed to keep to one side for 3months and it had improved more.
     

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