hydrometer ques

hydrometer ques

Post by kevin yate » Wed, 06 Aug 2003 06:58:48



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

 
 
 

hydrometer ques

Post by kevin yate » Wed, 06 Aug 2003 06:58:48


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

 
 
 

hydrometer ques

Post by Scot Mc Pherso » Wed, 06 Aug 2003 21:50:08


Quote:

> 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

Sounds like its done to me.  I would rack to another carboy and let it
age/clear for a few months.

--
Scot Mc Pherson
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~scot/

 
 
 

hydrometer ques

Post by Ray » Thu, 07 Aug 2003 05:36:36


It may be done but it can go lower.  I would keep the air lock on it and
watch it for another two weeks.  If it does not bubble, it is stopped but
may not be done.  This would be a candidate for sorbate even if you are not
going to sweeten it further.  If after two more weeks it goes lower, say to
.994 then you can decide at that time if it is done.

Ray


Quote:
> 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

 
 
 

hydrometer ques

Post by Mark Willstatt » Thu, 07 Aug 2003 06:33:46


Quote:

> 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.