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seewala

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I am still new to this, I have made a half dozen kits with good results. Now I am going to start a batch of Cranberry wine. I need an acid level of 6 to 8 g/L, I bought a acid test kit at my local supplier but when I got home and read the instructions, the results I am going to get are in 0.0% format.

EX. If I put in 6cc of the reacting agent, my acid level will be 0.6%

Can anyone help with converting this to g/L, or am I looking for 0.6% to 0.8%

Thanks,

Aron
 

Luc

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Let anyone correct me if I am wrong.

Here we go:

1 liter water weights 1 kilo
So 1 liter weights 1000 grams

1% is 1000 / 100 = 10 gram

So 6 gram is 0,6 %
8 gram = 0,8 % etc.

And now the other way round:

1% is the 100th part of the amount.
The amount is a liter so 1 kilo.
1 kilo =1000 gram
1% of 1000 gram is therefore 1000 / 100 = 10 gram

0,6 % = 1000 / 100 x 0,6 = 6 gram
0,4 % = 1000 / 100 x 0,4 = 4 gram

etc.

I hope this makes it clear for you.

Luc
 
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seewala

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Thank you Luc,

I was doing these calculations but wanted to be sure before going ahead and messing up

This is a great site, I appreciate everything

Aron
 
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US Customary Units?

Thanks, Luc,

Do you happen to have a handy conversion to go from metric to US Customary Units? I have have metric measures for the liquids, but my electronic scale won't convert from pounds/ounces to kilos/gms. How precise must I be, anyway?

Thanks.

BTW, your Wine Blog is outstanding - and very informative. Thank you!

Cheers!
 

Luc

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Bob I do not have a conversion for you.

But I do have something that might aid you in converting
all kinds of winemaking measurements.

It is a calculation program on a website:

http://web2.airmail.net/sgross/fermcalc/

Hope this helps.

Thanks for the compliment :)

Luc
 
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