> Hi all
> Being new to this wine making, if I have just tested some wine using a
> hydrometer, what the reading be if it has stopped fermenting. the reading I
> got was under 1. If I read it properly it was .998
> Any advice would be most appreciated.
> Rgds Kevin
Kevin, it is normal for dry wine to have SG less than 1.000 because
*** is less dense than water. In fact, if your wine were
completely dry, I would expect the SG to be even lower. So your wine
most likely has some residual sugar - slightly off-dry, in other words
- which may be fine, depending on your taste in wine. You'll just
have to taste it and find out ;^)
- Mark W.