Rhubarb wine

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BigT57
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Rhubarb wine

Post by BigT57 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:58 am

Hi all. Lookin for a bit of advice. I made 20ltr of rhubarb wine on the 8th may but i misread how much sugar and dumped in 7 kg sugar. I think i thought i was doing something else. Anyway when i used the hydrometer it was of the scale. Checked it today 1.040. Do you think it will make it and if not what do i do

steviebobs83
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Re: Rhubarb wine

Post by steviebobs83 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:48 pm

How high does your hydrometer go?

If you added no other sugar in the way of fruit, you're looking at something in the 18/19% ABV range if it makes it down to single digits.

You could try dosing it with some extra nutrients and some Lalvin EC-1118, which is tolerant up to about 18%.

Either that or use it as a dessert wine...

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Re: Rhubarb wine

Post by Secla » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:11 am

id say you will need to put a yeast in with a higher alcohol tolerance than regular wine yeast as above

BigT57
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Re: Rhubarb wine

Post by BigT57 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:35 pm

I used 2 gervin hi alcohol yeast and its still going so if it stops can i restart it and how

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Re: Rhubarb wine

Post by steviebobs83 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:43 pm

BigT57 wrote:I used 2 gervin hi alcohol yeast and its still going so if it stops can i restart it and how
That yeast should go up to 21% ABV given plenty of nutrients. I doubt anything other yeast would do any better. Have you dosed the must with any nutrient? How much? All at once or in stages?

If you lobbed the nutrient all in at the start, it may benefit from another dose to get it to the finish line. I would address the stuck fermentation when/if it happens.

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Re: Rhubarb wine

Post by BigT57 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:52 pm

Cheers i will try more nutrient

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