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zadvocate

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It's my first time using real grapes. Just crush them and tested the acid it was five. My SG is at 1.12 at My question is given that they were just crushed a couple hours ago could that be affecting the measurement ? There is a lot of pulp in the sample still

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run you sample through some cheese cloth or other fine medium and then measure.
 

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You can also put your cylinder in the fridge for a while and the heavier stuff will settle to the bottom, then I put what remained through a coffee filter. Just make sure you take it's temperature and adjust your readings accordingly. My went from about what you are showing to 1.114 for my Lanza Zin grapes.
 

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Yes these are Lanza Cab. The lanza Zincame in at 1.12
That's nice to hear. I thought I was a little nutty or my hydrometer was off. Mine did get crushed on Friday and cold soaked until I picked them up on Sunday. Didn't test the SG until Sunday afternoon, since I had to meet up with my brother and give him the two juice buckets he had ordered.
 

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I'm putting it in the fridge and I'll measure it tomorrow.
 
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