THE HYDROMETER Overview
• Work out how much alcohol has formed in the wine.
Basic facts: Fermented degrees on the hydrometer divided
8 = % alcohol by volume.
Measure the must before fermentation begins,
make a note of the hydrometer reading.
Measure again when bottling.
The reading divided by 8 = the % alcohol by volume.
Reading at start _________________
Reading at finish ________________
Total fermented degrees ____________________
Fermented hydrometer degrees __________divided by 8 =
% by volume of alcohol__________