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cowboytex

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Jack said, add 1/8 teaspoon of tartaric acid for bland tasting wine, is this the same as Acid Blend, I see it has tartaric acid in it?
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Wade E

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Thats one thing Ive really never looked into, why we should use specific acids for specific wines. I always use the blend but I do know that certain acids raise or do not raise the ph as much so that is something to take into account.
 

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From what i understand TA will release a lot more hydrogen ions - which affects the PH level.
 

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This is spoiling the fun from one of my future web-log entries I have planned but do the tests yourself:

Take 1 liter water and add 10 gram tartaric, measure acidity.
Now take 1 liter water and add 10 gram malic, measure acidity.
Again a fresh liter and add citric acid. Measure again......

Now read this:
http://wijnmaker.blogspot.com/2008/03/waarom-is-mijn-wijn-zo-zuur-why-is-my.html

A PH meter would clear up things even better.

Next:
Do the same as described above but just add 1 or 2 gram acid each time, and do not measure but taste.

Now you will know why you would want to add certain acids to certain wines.

Luc
 

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