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AWRI webinar: Measuring Baume and Brix and understanding their relationship with final alcohol concentration

Location: Online - 11.30am (CST)


Event Date: 3 December 2020

Please check the organiser website for any changes due to COVID-19.

Contact Details

Association: The Australian Wine Research Institute
Telephone: (08) 8313 6600
Email: [email protected]


An integral part of monitoring grape maturity and fermentation is the measurement of total dissolved solids (TDS), usually as Brix or Baume.

Doing these measurements accurately is important when determining harvest date as well as for achieving good fermentation control and quality outcomes.

This webinar will review common methods for measuring TDS using refractometers, hydrometers or density meters, the correct techniques, calibration and practical trouble-shooting for some of the typical problems encountered.

The webinar will also review the rule of thumb that 1 degree Baume gives 1% alcohol in the final wine and why it is so often wrong.

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