Early Fermentation Problem

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Sleepingpopman

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Early Fermentation Problem
« on: September 03, 2015, 09:29 »
 ;) Morning folks.
Never asked a question on this side of website as I've not had any problems but
not sure what's causing this one. ???
I started making wine from kits about 3 years ago with good results but for some
reason I've started having problems with the early stage of fermentation.  :unsure:
Same equipment ( spotlessly clean,) same brand of wine, same conditions & doing
exactly the same but the last 2 brews have been over lively, spurting out of the top
& smelling very strong, ( other half not pleased)  :( The end result seams ok though,
(she likes that bit.)  :lol: I usually make the wine medium strength but this time I
made it weaker to see if that would stop it happening but it still did it.  :(
Any suggestions PLEASE.
Keith.
 

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Dave NE

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Re: Early Fermentation Problem
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 09:43 »
Morning mate, it could be the makers have changed the yeast combo and this is causing your problem, one of the most vigorous home made wine that I have made is Worzels orange wine (wow), its like watching a lava lamp, much cheaper to make than a kit and has a Chardonay-ish taste, cheers Dave
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Kleftiwallah

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Re: Early Fermentation Problem
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 18:52 »

Could be that the 'wine to be' is too warm, you could move it to a cooler site and see if there is any reduction in fermentation.  A far more troubling problem is 'stuck fermentation' where it is reluctant to start.

Cheers,  Tony. :)
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crh75

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Re: Early Fermentation Problem
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2015, 12:23 »
As Kleftiwallah says it is probably too warm.  If you cannot find a cooler spot then try starting it off in a larger container, racking it off after the vigorous fermentation has subsided.

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Sleepingpopman

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Re: Early Fermentation Problem
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2015, 08:38 »
Morning Folks  :nowink:
Many thank's for the replies & suggestions received  ;). I forgot to say
that I have always stood it in the room where the boiler is & it keeps it
at a steady 23/24c. This brew has now settled down & I have racked
it again & now it appears to be fine  :) but we will have to see if it clears
ok when bottled & of cause if it tastes ok, which I'm sure the other half
will confirm, lol
Many thank's again & Happy Brewing.  ;)



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