Apple must is taking its time to start fermenting, anything wrong?

Apple must is taking its time to start fermenting, anything wrong?

Post by justli.. » Wed, 23 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Day 4 and Finally I'm seeing some action in the ferment lock (1 bubble
every 15 minutes or so).  Is this normal?  I have followed the recipe
very close and expected a little faster action.  (Fresh apples were
sliced into 8 sections, cleaned (washed)).

Chris...

 
 
 

Apple must is taking its time to start fermenting, anything wrong?

Post by Tomm » Wed, 23 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>Day 4 and Finally I'm seeing some action in the ferment lock (1 bubble
>every 15 minutes or so).  Is this normal?  I have followed the recipe
>very close and expected a little faster action.  (Fresh apples were
>sliced into 8 sections, cleaned (washed)).

>Chris...

I just had a grape concentrate fermenting with a 1.050 starting point.
It was like yours, 1 bubble every 15 minuets.  I added enough sugar to
get my HD reading up to 1.080, and now it is bubbling like a bong!  My
suggestion is you don't have a high enough sugar concentration, but
you didn't mention anything about it.  -Tom

 
 
 

Apple must is taking its time to start fermenting, anything wrong?

Post by Peter H. Jord » Wed, 23 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Tommy schrieb:

Quote:

> >Day 4 and Finally I'm seeing some action in the ferment lock (1 bubble
> >every 15 minutes or so).  Is this normal?  I have followed the recipe
> >very close and expected a little faster action.  (Fresh apples were
> >sliced into 8 sections, cleaned (washed)).

> >Chris...

> I just had a grape concentrate fermenting with a 1.050 starting point.
> It was like yours, 1 bubble every 15 minuets.  I added enough sugar to
> get my HD reading up to 1.080, and now it is bubbling like a bong!  My
> suggestion is you don't have a high enough sugar concentration, but
> you didn't mention anything about it.  -Tom

 Please don't let it ferment that it is bubbling like a bong! Read my last
post to fermentation. Be calm, have time and let the must ferment slowly,
you'll have much more fun afterwards.

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Apple must is taking its time to start fermenting, anything wrong?

Post by David C Breed » Thu, 24 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
> Please don't let it ferment that it is bubbling like a bong! Read my last
>post to fermentation. Be calm, have time and let the must ferment slowly,
>you'll have much more fun afterwards.
>--
>    Peter H. Jordan      Weingut JORDAN & JORDAN
>      (Winemaker)

How do you control the speed of fermentation, in particular for a
fermentation which has already started?  Would putting the carboy in a
cooled water bath (or cooling it some other way) be the only way?

My Reisling fermentation last year went like a bat outa hell, and I lost
most of the fruitiness of the wine.  If there's a way to slow it down, I'd
love to hear about it.

Thanks for any advice!

Dave
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