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Can I Top Up With Juice?

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stashu

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Is there anything wrong with topping up using juice?

For example, right now I have a 1 gallon batch of Welch's Concorde grape from concentrate going. When I rack it, can I top up with some Welch's Grape I just made up or have in my fridge?

I have heard of using water, water & honey, wine, and vodka to top up, but what about just using more of the same juice the wine is made from in the first place.

Thanks in advance.
 

Sacalait

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Yes you can but be sure that sorbate had previously been added, otherwise the juice addition will restart fermentation. Also, you will be taking a chance on having a pectic haze of which I've read but personally I've never experienced it.
 
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