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crgjhnsn
06-09-2016, 08:42 PM
Do you add all the ingredients (fruit, spices, etc.), except the yeast, before taking the starting gravity reading? Thanks.

Masbustelo
06-10-2016, 03:46 AM
Yes , because, particularly the fruit will affect the reading. Imagine fermenting straight peaches with no water, versus a smaller quantity of peaches in a gallon of water. One stick of vanilla in a gallon isn't going to affect your reading.

crgjhnsn
06-10-2016, 12:01 PM
Yes , because, particularly the fruit will affect the reading. Imagine fermenting straight peaches with no water, versus a smaller quantity of peaches in a gallon of water. One stick of vanilla in a gallon isn't going to affect your reading.


Thank you!

Mazer828
06-10-2016, 05:21 PM
Maceration of the fruit is going to give you a better reading on the hydrometer. Makes sure the sugars are fully dissolved into the must. Or at least mostly.

crgjhnsn
06-10-2016, 06:06 PM
Maceration of the fruit is going to give you a better reading on the hydrometer. Makes sure the sugars are fully dissolved into the must. Or at least mostly.


Will do. Thanks!