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Sampling the Wine

My wine is now 25 days old. Since I will be “racking” to a new carboy sometime tomorrow I decided to skim the fruit residue that was floating on top (now in the bowl), so I hopefully won't transfer much of the yeast/fruit sediment to the new jug.

 

I also tested the specific gravity and it shows about 0.990 on the hydrometer. So, now that fermentation is complete, it looks like the wine will have a 14.4% alcohol content.

 

The test sample here tasted okay, but you can definitely tell how young it is. This wine won't be anywhere near “good” or drinkable until it has aged for another 6-12 months.

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Taken on June 24, 2011