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gordonm

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just crushed my grapes and had a acid reading of 3.0 and would like to bump it down to 3.2. I got some calcium carbonate and was wondering when to pitch it into my must and the formula for five gals. If anyone would have that information I would appreciate the help. thanks, gordon
 

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Wait! During fermentation your acidity can change - as long as the acidity isn't way out of line, just wait it out and check in at the end of fermentation. That reading shouldn't affect the fermentation.
 

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Like Scooter68 says, wait! I always wait and adjust acid after fermentation and taste it before adjusting.
 

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thanks everyone, that'll give me some time to relax and not panic. I knew that being here in Maine with the shorter growing season and acid soils would probably give me high acid wine, but I would like to get it somewhere around 3.2-3.4. I'll wait and see what happens after fermentation. thanks again, gordon
 
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