Ways To Determine Alcohol Content In Wine?
Posted 31 August 2005 - 04:41 AM
Posted 31 August 2005 - 05:23 AM
Posted 31 August 2005 - 08:24 AM
I gave this procedure a try on a store bough 12% wine and an 18% port, it turned out to be fairly quick and easy and the readings were as expected.
My implementation of this procedure consisted of:
- Fill the hydrometer test tube to the brim (with hydrometer inserted).
Measure the SG of the sample and record it.
Remove the hydrometer being careful to catch every drop.
Dump the sample in a sauce pan boil off about 1/2 of the volume.
Place the sauce pan into a bigger pan of cold water to bring the sample down to its original temperature.
Pour the sample back in the test jar and add water to fill it back to the brim
Measure the SG again and subtract from it the starting SG, this is the Spirit Indication.
Use the Spirit Indication to look up the ABV in this table.(boiling method)
I mainly wanted to know the ABV of my very first strawberry wine just to have feedback as to if it was what I thought it should be and this procedure served that purpose. Good luck if you try this.
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