THE HYDROMETER Overview
• Work out how much alcohol has formed in the wine.
Basic facts: Fermented degrees on the hydrometer
(with Oechslescale) divided by 8 = % alcohol by volume.
Measure the must before fermentation begins, make a note of the
hydrometer (with Oechslescale) reading.
Measure again when bottling.
The reading divided by 8 = the % alcohol by volume.
Fermented reading on the plus scale_________________
Fermented reading on the minus scale________________
Total of both readings____________________