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Glycerin for back sweetening

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Russ Stewart

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Has anyone out there used glycerin for back sweetening their wine before bottling? I have 10 gal of reisling wine that I have ageing right now and I racked it yesterday. It seems to be just a little light in body and I have heard that you can use glycerin to sweeten it before bottling instead of a simple sugar syrup - this will improve the body and mouth feel to the wine. Has anyone tried this or know more about it? Thanks alot for any replies and good luck with all of your wine making endeavors.
Russ
 

Tom

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Glycerine will add "body" and a little sweetening (not much compared to simple syrup). If you want to sweeten your wine then use simple syrup.. much cheaper. Then add glycerine to where you want the "body" to be.
 

Wade E

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Agree with Toms post! It will thinken the mix a little.
 

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I haven't used glycerine, but I seem to recall reading that too much will impart a 'tinny' taste. Sorry no convenient reference for that comment.

Steve
 

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