- Dec 27, 2017
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Nice job. We really liked our pear wine from last year. Hope you enjoy yours!
A vinometer isn’t worth the materials they’re made of. Let your taste guide you, if it tastes hot, then work on increasing the body, if it doesn’t, then you’re on track. Good news is that if you back sweeten a tad, it’ll make a world of difference in bringing out the flavors / body perceptions.So when I was getting the SG corrected to 1.090 back before fermentation, I did not have a refractor at the time to measure the pulp. So when I was adjusting SG the pulp could throw it off.
well after fermentation the SG is 1.000 so I was getting 12.5% abv. To day I measured with a vinometer. Not sure how accurate they are but it measured 15% ABV. Could SG have raised 20 points from 1.090 to 1.110 from the pulp breaking down during fermentation?
i have not added anything. I will let it bulk age until the summer before bottle. Hoping to enjoy it on the patio next summer.
[/QUOTEexcellent. Summer is just around the corner for us In New Zealand- so am looking forward to sharing with friends out back under my pear trees on a balmy summer day.