Joe is the pro here, but I will relate my experience. I reduced volume on a Chardonnay... and it did increase the body of the wine. Trouble is, a heavy bodied Chard is not really that pleasant... turned out kinda thick, not nice and light and crisp. That was also a "bigger kit".Joe,
Don’t mean to disrupt this thread but I have a question for you. I am starting a Sauv Blac and I know you have said other than a little Grapefruit zest don’t do much else to white kits. So what about reducing the volume say 5.5 vs 6 gal. and what about white raisins in the primary or secondary for body? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I am not sure. If I remember correctly, it was past 1.10 and half way between the 10 and 20 and below 15% ABV. That has to be correct as it was not near the base and not at 20% ABV. I just checked it and it is reading 1.040.Let me first ask: Are you confident it was 1.150, and not 1.115? Was the hydrometer floating near the end of its range, so that most of the scale was out of the liquid?