The Range "Make your own" Rose

Discussion in 'Wine & Cider Kit Reviews' started by Chippy_Tea, May 26, 2013.

  1. Nov 30, 2016 #61

    Gazaman

    Gazaman

    Gazaman

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2016
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    NULL
    Got this going on Sunday and is bubbling away nicely. I noticed this morning that there's a slight eggy smell? The first couple if days just smelt like wine but like i said,this morning there was also a slight egg smell. I'm guessing this isn't normal?
    Cheers
    Gaz
     
  2. Nov 30, 2016 #62

    Tau

    Tau

    Tau

    Regular. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2016
    Messages:
    1,190
    Likes Received:
    286
    Did you add nutrient? When the yeast is stressed sometimes produces hydrogen sulphide, add a tsp of nutrient. Otherwise might be infected, but this early in ferment probably stressed yeast.
     
  3. Nov 30, 2016 #63

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Administrator. Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    20,318
    Likes Received:
    3,915
    Location:
    South Cumbria.
    I have made many gallons of this wine and didn't notice the egg smell, the yeast sachet may have contained nutrient i have never added extra, let it finish and see how it turns out.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2016 #64

    Gazaman

    Gazaman

    Gazaman

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2016
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    NULL
    Cheers, ill leave it and see how it goes. Just got home from work and there's still a slight eggy smell. The airlock is constantly bubbling away so there's lots of activity. The only other thing I can think of is maybe I didn't clean my fv well enough after my last ipa brew!?
     
  5. Dec 1, 2016 #65

    Tau

    Tau

    Tau

    Regular. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2016
    Messages:
    1,190
    Likes Received:
    286
    Was the date on kit near use by date? The yeast might be old hence stressed, I'm old and stressed and have an egg smell after a curry lol :lol:, a little nutrient if you have some might help. Alternatively, if any yeast remained from your previous ipa brew, then this yeast would definitely be stressed and contribute to the eggy smell.
     
    Gazaman likes this.
  6. Dec 2, 2016 #66

    Gazaman

    Gazaman

    Gazaman

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2016
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    NULL
    Cheers mate. So would you say its nothing to worry about? (sorry its my first attempt at wine).It actually seemed better this morning so fingers crossed.
    Cheers
    Gaz
     
  7. Dec 5, 2016 #67

    Gazaman

    Gazaman

    Gazaman

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2016
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    NULL
    Its been in for 8 days now and all activity seems to have stopped.
    So I had a taste and all seems good :-).
    I took an initial reading which was 1.096 and a final reading today that was 0.996 so I'm getting that at just over 13% which is fine by me :-)
    I've added the finings and done everything the instructions suggest but I'm unsure if I should leave to clear at the same temp it fermented at (22 degrees) or to turn off the heat?

    Thanks
    Gaz
     
  8. Dec 5, 2016 #68

    Tau

    Tau

    Tau

    Regular. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2016
    Messages:
    1,190
    Likes Received:
    286
    Good to hear that the eggy has gone, must have hatched and flown off...lol

    Turn the heat off, save a few pennies :) Warmth not going to help if you've stopped it fermenting.
     
    Gazaman likes this.
  9. Dec 5, 2016 #69

    Gazaman

    Gazaman

    Gazaman

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2016
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    NULL
    Yeah cheers mate.....no eggyness remains and it actually tastes rather good :-)
    I think its going to be a very 'merry' Christmas :-)
     
  10. Dec 6, 2016 #70

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Administrator. Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    20,318
    Likes Received:
    3,915
    Location:
    South Cumbria.
    I found it benefits from a couple of weeks in the bottles you may be pleasantly surprised.
     
    Gazaman likes this.

Share This Page