What is Brix?

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Brix at Harvest Wine Tech SheetNow we’re getting nerdy!!!
is the term used to designate the percentage of sugar in grapes before fermentation. If you divide a Brix number by 2 and add 1, you will be given roughly half that amount in alcohol. Therefore, grapes harvested at 24° Brix will be converted by yeast to 13% alcohol, more or less, depending on the type of yeast used.

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