SGI:10 – Checking Wine Fermentation
Checking Wine Fermentation
|Basic facts:||1 litre of water weighs 1 kg (1.000 grammes)1 litre of alcohol weighs 0,8 kg (800 grammes)1 litre dissolved sugar weighs 1,59 kg
When the must begins to ferment it has a high sugar content.
The hydrometer reading is 1080 degrees, and as the sugar ferments out the hydrometer sinks lower and lower.