Sunday, October 8, 2017

Wine batch #3

Second stage fermentation on 10-14-17

  • Transferred batch #2 to secondary rack
  • Reading 1.026
  • Added four campden tablets
  • No temperature control; sat on top of lagering frig
  • Sample taste: sweet, strong grape presence (worried that the yeast didn't get enough time to do it's job)

First stage fermentation on 10-8-17
  • Double batch
  • Reading: 1.048
  • Added 1/2 cup sugar
  • Added four campden tablets
  • Added 2 packet of Harvest BV7 yeast
  • No temperature control; sat on top of lagering frig
  • Approximately 60% California grapes, 39% Concord grapes, 1% water dew melon

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Wine batch #2

Bottle day 5-16-18

  • Final gravity: 1.003
  • Tastes rather sour, very little grape flavor
  • Liquid is rather clear but not perfectly clear
  • Mental note: double the sugar next time
  • Bottled 5 750ml bottles

Third state fermentation: 10-14-17

  • Transferred batch #2 to secondary rack
  • Reading: 1.005
  • Added two campden tablets
  • No temperature control; sat on top of lagering frig
  • Sample taste: dry, tart, little bit of grape presence

Second stage fermentation: 10-7-17

  • Transferred batch #2 to secondary rack
  • No reading taken
  • Added two campden tablets
  • No temperature control; sat on top of lagering frig

First stage fermentation on 9-30-17

  • No reading taken
  • No sugar added
  • Added two campden tablets
  • Added 1 packet of Harvest BV7 yeast
  • No temperature control; sat on top of lagering frig
  • Approximately 95% Concord and 5% California grapes

Wine batch #1

Bottle day 5-16-18

  • Final gravity: 1.006
  • Tastes very much like grapes, tiny taste of sweet but mostly sour
  • Liquid is kinda cloudy
  • Mental note: double the sugar next time
  • Bottled 14 750ml bottles

Third stage fermentation 10-29-17

  • Transferred batch #1 to secondary rack
  • Added two campden tablets
  • Placed in lagering frig at 65F
  • Reading: 1.000

Second stage fermentation: 9-23-17

  • Transferred batch #1 to secondary rack
  • Added two campden tablets
  • Placed in lagering frig at 65F

First stage fermentation on 9-17-17

  • First 1/2 gallon reading: 1.050
  • Added 1 cup of sugar
  • Second 1/2 gallon reading: 1.054
  • Added two crushed campden tablets
  • Added 1 packet of Harvest BV7 yeast
  • Placed in lagering frig at 65F
  • Approximately 80% Concord and 20% California grapes