Originally Posted by Guthrie
The final gravity reading was 0.090. The chart that came with my hydrometer doesn't go down that far. It tastes pretty strong.
To make a point here, I'll be blunt. Pure ethanol has a gravity of 0.785
Your claim is that your wine is a ninth as heavy. Obviously, this is a case misreading, and 0.990 makes sense from both a projected FG and an easy error to make.
Let it underscore, however, how important it is to read your instruments carefully. Otherwise, why bother using them at all?