Using grape juice concentrate, sugar content?

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  1. Oct 11, 2019 #1

    Ebob01

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    Hi

    I have a 250ml bottle of Ritchie's white grape juice concentrate.

    Does anybody know what the sugar content is or what it is equivalent to not concentrated?

    I have a recipe which states 1 litre of White grape juice.

    I know I could measure the sugar content with a hydrometer (might have to dilute first) but I would like to know so I can plan before opening the bottle.

    Also if you buy wine making grape juice concentrate will this come from wine making grapes as opposed to eating grapes?

    It's a shame the label doesn't provide any info on what it actually is...
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    I have had a looked through a few old threads and sugar content doesn't seem to have been mentioned, if you don't get an answer why not email Ritchies and see if they can give you the info, don't forget to update the thread if you get an answer. :thumba:
     
  3. Oct 12, 2019 at 8:56 PM #3

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    Thanks good idea I'll ring Ritchie's on Monday
     
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    See response from Ritchie's

    'As you can see our White Grape Concentrate is 65 Brix (65gm sugar per 100ml)

    Comparisons between Wine Grapes and Eating grapes I am not aware off.

    Our recommendation on our Grape Juice is 200-250 ml per 4.5 ltr of wine.'

    Info from the data is as follows
    Brix 65+/-0.5

    S02 <160ppm

    Acidity 4.5-8.5

    pH 3.1 – 3.9

    Ratio AC 76 – 145

    N.T.U <5


    Microbial Counts

    Yeast <500cfu/ml

    Moulds <10cfu/ml

    T.P.C. <1000cfu/ml


    Doesn't fill me with confidence they can't say what grapes it is made from. I'm guessing it's just meant as an addition and isn't meant to provide the main flavor of the wine.
     
  5. Oct 16, 2019 at 2:25 PM #5

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    Give one litre of red grape juice and two litres of apple juice a try it turns out great.
     
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    Nice I think I'll try that one, does it need any acid or tannin adding?
     
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    Tannin yes (a strong mug of black tea will do the job)

    Acid no in fact I stopped using acid altogether after a few months makig wow.

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