So I was 24 hours early when I predicted in my post last week that my first panic moment would hit on Sunday.
I got home from work yesterday to a power outage, and the condo was already heating up.
The back closet, er mead room, has a vent and stays much cooler if the door is kept closed. I didn't want to go in there and let all the cooler air out so I didn't aerate or check the gravity yesterday. The power was still out when I crashed last night, and I didn't have time this morning to mess with the must.
My question now is what are the effects of not aerating the must 48-72 hours after pitching the yeast? Bubbles are still chugging away through the airlock...
7.5 lbs clover honey
1 lb wildflower honey
6 qts Newmans Own 100% grape juice
water to 3 gallons
O.G. = 1.138
S.G. @ 24 hrs = 1.133
the smell has changed from very yeasty to kind of sour...