Technical Winemaking Information

(articles and links for winemakers)

If you would like an article listed or researched please contact the webmaster (webmaster@fawg.org.au)

Articles/Links to be placed here on demand, or when available, as per examples below.


A STANDARD ALCOHOLIC DRINK?
The following article link gives you the formula to calculate the number of standard drinks in your bottle or glass of wine


So what is a standard alcoholic drink article


SPARKLING WINE
Arthur Stone and Chris Myers article on how to make sparkling wine


Make SparklingWine article

Link to 'A review of Methode Champenoise Production'
(as quoted by Caroline Hangay at meeting 13/11/2012)

http://www.apps.fst.vt.edu/extension/enology/downloads/463-017.pdf


SPECIFIC GRAVITY
At various times guild members have asked for clarification on various Specific Gravity charts that have been cited.  The following article link provides a relatively simple explanation of the potential variation in the charts.  This article is copyright to Ben Rotter of www.brsquared.org/wine


SG TABLE.pdf


HOW TO REMOVE A CORK FROM INSIDE A WINE BOTTLE
Watch a YouTube video of how to do it
It's a bit of fun!
You can also look at a few more fun bottle tricks if you follow the links

Click Here


PLANTS NOT TO MAKE WINE FROM
The article below is reprinted from Choice Magazine - April 1983
If you have a better reference, please contact the
webmaster

Pretty but Dangerous
Article from NSW Dept Primary Industries 


The Australian National Botanic Gardens website has a fairly extensive list of poisonous plans of australia

www.cpbr.gov.au/poison-plants/index.html


EASY  ACID ADJUSTMENT METHOD FOR WINE
The formula provided allows for quick calculation of acid addition for your bulk wine

Tartaric Acid Solution for Wine Acid Adjustment.pdf


Sulphite Solution to Substitute for Campden Tablets

Make up a 10% solution of Sodium or Potassium Metabisulphite.
(eg 10g of SMS/PMS per 100 ml of water)

1 teaspoon (5 ml) of this solution is equivalent to 1 Campden Tablet


CORRECTING HAZES IN WINE

Article by Arthur Stone - Click on link below

Hazes in Your Wine?  Here's What to Do


FLAWS & FAULTS IN WINES

Article by Chris Myers - Click on link below

Flaws and Faults in Wine_Sept_2011.pdf


Download
WINECALC
Michiel Pesgens WineCalc 2.4
From The Home Winemaking Page
Click Here


Download
FERMSOFT'S SULPHITE CALCULATOR
from the Fermsoft website
Click Here





FERMCALC APP

A handy wine calculator for Android devices is available for download from  the Google Play site at

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fermcalc.android&hl=en




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