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Judging Fermentation Completion
Brent Mooney — Forest Hill, Maryland asks,
What is a good rule of thumb to conclude wine fermentation is complete? I have received the same reading for several days in a row but still see bubbling at the top of my container. The specific gravity is right below 1.000 but I have heard it needs to get below 0.995. Is this true?
Also, what is good protocol after fermentation has completed? Would you recommend chilling down to 50 °F (10 °C) then racking?