No fermentation started on wine after 3 days

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    Lisa Thornhill

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    Hi I set of a wine kit on Sunday and as yet no bubbles are coming out of the airlock. The temp should be ok as we set of a beer kit at the same time and that is going really well. Any ideas??
     
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    What are you making it in?

    If the answer is a FV it may not be airtight it's something we see asked here often and it's usually the answer.
     
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    It's a fv one that we haven't used before. Would it be ok to transfer to another fv?
     
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    I only do beer but occasionally get this. I'd leave it. Just press the lid down to snap it shut if you like but it's no big deal.
     
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    You could transfer but I agree with Clint I wouldnt bother give it 7 days then test with a hydrometer and see how far it's gone.
     
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    I never get bubbles from the FV air trap, just lift the lid an you'll be able to see or hear if there's any fermentation. I've had a wine ferment take four days to get going, the room temp was a little low at 17c.

    The other thing to check is that you've not added the stabiliser sachet instead of yeast nutrient, it's easily done.
     
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    Hi all had to transfer to another fv as the lid was not sealing properly but still no fermentation can anyone suggest anything please
     
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    How do you know its not fermenting?

    Are you using a hydrometer?
     
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    No didn't use hydrometer as I think maybe faulty need to buy a new one. There are no gas escaping from airlock so presumed not fermenting.
    When we have done beer been constantly bubbling but nothing with the wine. We definitely new to all this.
     
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    Never take airlock activity as a sign of fermentation unless you are 100% sure the FV is airtight, i have 2 FV's and one has never shown activity the other a ritchies one that cost more has always shown activity, if you really don't think anything is happening the only way to be sure is by tasking an hydrometer reading over several days.

    The difference between my FV's is on the one that is airtight the lid has these blocks around the edge which makes it much stiffer and hard to get on and off the other flimsy cheap one is easy to get on and off and isn't airtight.


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    Hope this isnt a silly question but what should the reading be when fermentation complete?
     
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    The kits I have made have said .995 or lower.
     

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