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Add campden and bottle right away or should I wait?

"should add campden tablets before bottling wine" might be a bit of an exaggeration, though they can be beneficial in case you want an extra insurance that nothing will go wrong while your ...
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Is my yeast dead or stuck or just fine?

Probably should point out that activity like bubbles in the airlock doesn't always equate to active feremenation. In fact, it should be only be regarded as a suggestion that active fermentation may be ...
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Lactic acid vs alcoholic fermentation

The short answer to "can I determine the exact concentration of alcohol factoring in the lactic acid produced from only the change in concentration of sugar" is no you can't. That said it ...
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Add campden and bottle right away or should I wait?

You don't have to add Campden, only if your recipe calls for it or if you plan to age your wine and preserve it for a longer period of time. Remember that metabisulphite is naturally present in grape ...
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How concentrated is grape juice concentrate?

It will vary a lot. For instance one big difference between cheap, medium and expensive wine kits is how much liquid they give you i.e. how concentrated it is. Is this is your product: https://www....
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Started first fermentation with Red Star Blanc. I was planning on adding the Cuvee yeast for second fermentation. Will this be ok for sparkling wine?

I don't see the Cuvee yeast addition as being necessary, or perhaps even advisable. The 'second fermentation' of wine is really just a conditioning phase, the main point of racking this off into ...
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