Specific gravity is one of the most important measurements a winemaker makes. It tells us how much sugar we have, how far along fermentation might be, when it ends, and how much alcohol was produced.
In this episode of the Winemaker’s Academy Podcast the main topic and the quick tip both focus on specific gravity. What it means and how to get an accurate result when measuring it.
Also in this episode there’s a very special announcement. The Winemaker’s Academy Recipe section has been launched. What makes this so special is that I’m looking for tried and true wine making recipes from winemakers like you.
As always there were some great wine making questions addressed in the Question and Answer segment. Here they are in order of appearance:
- Do I have to use the sorbate?
- I accidentally added the sorbate in the beginning of the wine making process.
- How do I process large quantities of apple juice for wine?
- There’s too much oak in my peach wine. Now what?
- How do I keep my wine safe while making another batch to blend with the first one?
Pages & Products
The following pages and products were discussed in this weeks episode:
- Specific Gravity Temperature Correction Calculator
- How to Use a Hydrometer (video)
- Test Jar
- Waterless Air Lock
Do you have questions or topic suggestions for the show? Please email me and let me know about it!