Q: For Vinters Reserve Mezza Luna Red, the instructions that are in the box state to wait 14 days for primary fermentation before moving on to secondary fermentor.... However, the instructions on the website say 5-7 days as to check the specific gravity and if it is 1.010 or less, to transfer to a secondary fermenter for 10 days before measuring, stabilizing and clearing. Which instructions are correct? Check 5-7 days before siphoning to second fermentor or wait 14 days?
A: This would be based more so on when the wine hits the recommended gravity before transferring. This can take in some cases up to 14 days to happen, but you can begin checking to see if it has hit that gravity sooner, after about the 7 day range