Testing Acid Question

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roadwarriorsvt

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The directions on my acid test kit said to aggitate the sample solution while adding the drops until the color change stays constant. I noticed that if I just gently swirl the sample, the color stays constant earlier. If I pour it from one container to another, it takes more solution for the color change to stay. Which reading should I go with?

Question #2: I noticed my apricot wine has an acid reading of 9% (taking the higher reading by the pouring method) It taste great, IMO. Any downfalls to having a higher acid level than recommented levels if thats the taste I prefer? Thanks.


BTW, these wines are post ferment. I'll be adjusting the acid level pre-ferment from now on. Just got the kit.
 

surlees

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There's nothing wrong with a TA of 9 if it tastes good to you. It's low TA that may contribute to bacterial growth.
 

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Do not pour back and forth. When you do that your test sample is picking up O2 and CO2 which will skew the test result. Just swirl gently. A mag stirrer is the best way as it stirs continuously (and gently).
 
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