#### pwrose

##### Wine-Oo

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8 oz lime juice

1 1/3cup sugar

1/8 tsp y. energizer

1/4 tsp y. nutrient

1/8 tsp tannin

enough water to finish out a 2 liter bottle.

Started with the sugar and 5oz water and inverted it. Added that to the 2 liter bottle and poured in the lime juice. Shook it all up real good, a couple of times, then added the energizer, nutrient, and tannin and finished filling it about 2 inches or so from the top with water. Took a SG reading and it was 1.054 so I though maybe I should let it sit for a little while make sure everything is setteled out. After forgetting and 4 hours later I checked it again and it was still at 1.054. Off to the calculator I went to figure out how much more sugar I needed to get to 1.070 and the calculator said 86 grams. Well I broke out the scales and measured out 40 grams added it measured and added another 40 grams then measured again and with out the extra 6 grams I hit the 1.070.

Now here is the problem, using the calculator and starting with a SG reading of 1.070 and finishing at waters SG 1.000 in 2 liters with a total sugar count of 1 1/3 cups + 80 grams. that gives me 17% ABV. That just doesn't seem right.

So what do you suppose the issue is or is there an issue.

More tomorrow when the slurry from my strawberry wine is added.

PW