Information Regarding Ingredients and Equipment

HYDROMETER Wine Ingredients

 

Basic facts

Volume of 1 kg dissolved sugar = 0,63 litres

Weight of 1 litre of dissolved sugar = 1,59 kg

Volume of 1 kg extract = 0,63 litres

Weight of 1 litre of dissolved extract = 1,59 kg

Weight of 1 litre alcohol = 0,8 kg (800 grammes)

Weight of 1 litre of water = 1 kg (1 000 grammes)

Wine comprises

Residual sugar

2-5% (20-50 grammes/litre) extract (unfermented residues such as
colour, taste, vegetable matter, aromatics)

Alcohol

Water

Example, a white wine with 10% alcohol:

This gives 1 001 grammes, i.e., 1 grammes over 1 kg =
+1 degree on the hydrometer

OE Hydrometer

  • 27 grammes
  • 30 grammes
  • 80 grammes
  • 864 grammes

1 001 grammes
1 grammes over 1 kg = +1 degree on the hydrometer (with Oechslescale)