Scuppernong #2

This time I took pictures along the way. You can view it here at my flickr page.

October 4, 2008

Started Scuppernong #2. Used 15 lbs fresh picked grapes, very ripe & 21 lbs frozen grapes (picked this season.) Cleaned with vinegar water mixture. Next time, should clean grapes before freezing, very cold on the fingers.

October 6, 2008

Racked, SG = 1.086

January 6, 2009

Racked, SG = 0.996

April 28, 2009

Racked, SG = 0.992 @ 75ºF, Which gives roughly a 12.7% alcohol
There was not too much sediment on this racking. This wine is probably ready to bottle. We'll give it 2 months to see how much sediment drops out.
We added about 1 Tbsp of sugar to possibly allow the yeast culture to grow once more.