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Old 08-12-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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If i want to make some wine from grapes does the must have to be all juice from the crush grapes or is the juice from the crushed grapes mixed with water and sugar? What is the ratio of water to crushed grapes juice if needed?


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Old 08-12-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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You should head to the recipe forum and find one that suits your needs. There is no such thing as a "Standard Ratio" because there is no such thing as a "Standard Grape".


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get a brix meter too check the sugar level of the grape, or just stomp a bunch of them and check the gravity, the more water the lower the gravity, the more grape juice the higher the gravity....you will be needing a pretty large amount of grapes to make 5 gallons without sugar.....good luck.
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Typically I only add water to crushed grapes that are too acidic. You can do this by taste or get an acid titration kit.

If you add water, add sugar too.
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Originally Posted by Honda88
get a brix meter too check the sugar level of the grape, or just stomp a bunch of them and check the gravity, the more water the lower the gravity, the more grape juice the higher the gravity....you will be needing a pretty large amount of grapes to make 5 gallons without sugar.....good luck.
I want to make it with sugar and grapes, any tips on how should i do it?


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