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Old 11-07-2011, 02:37 AM   #1
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I'm making my first batch of wine. I'm doing it from fruit concentrate. What should my starting Sg be? Will putting in more sugar make the wine harder?


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Old 12-17-2011, 05:15 PM   #2
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Watch what you use. Some have preservatives. Sorry you weren't specific - just saying.


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Old 12-18-2011, 12:46 AM   #3
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Harder??? Not sure what that means.
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Old 12-18-2011, 03:22 AM   #4
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more alcohol doc Hard cider

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Old 12-18-2011, 06:34 AM   #5
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it depends on what you want your finished product to ferment out to in alch % well a target. use your tripple scale hydrometer and yes add sugar to the sg you want, it should have a % guide along the sg scale. im not familure with using concentrates but i assume you make your juice as directed on the can and add sugar to the must until the desired sg is achieved. i believe you will have a potential of 7 - 8 % without sugar from most (berry, peach, mango, etc) use a finisher or add more sugar after the finished wine is stabelized to increase sweetness of your wine. good luck
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Shoot for 1.085 to 1.095 to get 13% ABV if you let it finish dry.


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