Back much sugar? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Winemaking Forum > Back much sugar?

Thread Tools
Old 12-23-2009, 05:05 PM   #1
Sep 2009
SIDNEY, ohio
Posts: 3,526
Liked 72 Times on 64 Posts

I have a batch of wine that is finished out at 1.000 or a little lower. I have taken SG readings on some wines I really like and they range from 1.010 to 1.016 ( I like sweet) I know HOW to back sweeten by tsting and adding and tasting then calculating for full volume..Can anyone tell me how much sugar it will take to get from 1.000 to around 1.010-1.012 on a 5 gallon batch? or is there an actual calculator to do this? I THINK yooper posted something for me a while back but I can't remember.
Originally Posted by Mikethepoolguy View Post
I started brewing 69 days ago, 35 gal so far. SWMBO hasnt complained yet! Better than the hookers, gambling, and crack I used to do, I guess.

Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2009, 05:48 PM   #2
Mar 2009
Posts: 2,607
Liked 24 Times on 22 Posts

what kind of sugar where you planning on using to back sweeten? that makes a difference when calculating how much sugar to add.

Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2009, 05:52 PM   #3
david_42's Avatar
Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,595
Liked 153 Times on 144 Posts

Cane and corn sugar are both 46 points per lb/gal, so a pound in 5 gal. gives you 9 points. And don't forget that the ABV impacts the gravity of those wines you tested. My latest blackberry wine is about 15.5% and 0.991. Backsweetening to 1.010 would mean 2% residual sugar, not 1%.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Back sweeten sugar question abbeyroadhelp Winemaking Forum 24 02-21-2012 09:18 PM
To back sweeten or not theguy Cider Forum 7 09-22-2009 01:01 PM
Back sweeten ArmyBrewer Cider Forum 2 04-24-2009 05:51 AM
Back sweeten or? MKelly Cider Forum 2 04-10-2009 01:09 PM
When to Back sweeten ruger12pk Mead Forum 3 01-20-2009 11:57 AM

Forum Jump