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Old 09-11-2014, 02:49 AM   #1
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Default First time using hydrometer.

So I am about to start on my 5th batch of wine. In the past I have just used bare bones basic equipment. So no hydrometer. Well I finally got one and I'm a little confused. I understand how it works but I'm not sure how I decide what the starting gravity should be. The next batch I do will be a red grape that is growing in my back yard. I am shooting for a wine in the 11-12% range. Any help is appreciated.

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Old 09-11-2014, 04:09 AM   #2
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Assuming that you are going to ferment your wine out all the way to dryness(not leaving any residual sugar), you'll want to aim for somewhere in the ballpark of 1.080 to end up in that alcohol range.

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Old 09-11-2014, 08:03 AM   #3
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Sweet. Thank you.

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Old 09-11-2014, 09:47 AM   #4
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Default First time using hydrometer.

1090 should get you around 11-12% if you ferment dry il send you a chart

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Old 09-11-2014, 09:48 AM   #5
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Hope that helps it's what I use to work out what my starting sg needs to be

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Old 09-11-2014, 04:10 PM   #7
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That is very helpfull!

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Your welcome

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