Overview
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The whole chemistry side of winemaking seems to be one of those things that some people spend hours fiddling with while others would rather watch paint dry.  For those who want to spend more time on this subject, it is some times hard to find good information on exactly how to test wine.  There are books and online resources, but I have still not found an all inclusive source that contains photos - step by step.  Hopefully the following section will be the start of a greatly detailed step-by-step instruction manual.


The home winemaker has two choices just like a fully operational winery:
  1. Test wine chemistry on-site
  2. Bring wine samples to a local wine chemistry lab

Table of Contents
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This section will cover the following:

  1. Standard Wine Tests
    1. BRIX
    2. pH
    3. TA
    4. Free SO2 ( Free Sulfite)
    5. Malic Acid
  2. Sub-Procedures (referenced from above tests)
    1. De-gassing
    2. Standardizing Sodium Hydroxide


Standard Wine Tests
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1. BRIX

2. pH

3. TA

4. Free SO2

5. Malic Acid


Sub Procedures
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1. De-gassing

2. Standardizing Sodium Hydroxide