Best way to top off wine?

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  1. Sep 13, 2019 #1

    dkofoed

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    I've got a number of grapes this year and wanted to try my hand at some homemade wine. I don't believe i'll have enough for a 5 gallon batch, however all i have is 5 gallon equipment.

    If i need to top it off, what's the best thing to use? Can I just use something like Welch's grape juice? Table grapes from the grocery store?

    If I can use grape juice, would that be added to the must, prior to pitching the yeast?
     
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    Table grapes are going to require you to increase the sugar level which you may have to do anyway. Welch's grape juice more than likely has sorbates added which will hinder you fermentation. Your best be is to use Welch's concentrate.
     
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    I’d ferment what you have and add commercial wine to fill the carboy once it is fermented.
     

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