TA Titration – How often does the sodium hydroxide neutralizer need to be replaced?

  The neutralizer used to perform a titratable acidity test is a liquid sodium hydroxide reagent. I’d recommend you always purchase and use a dated reagent—the hydroxide weakens in time and can lead to incorrectly high TA results. A best practice is generally to replace your sodium hydroxide at the beginning of each harvest season. […]

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Is it normal for a plate filter to leak from the pads?

Yes, if the plates are not encased in a housing. The filter pads are made of naturally absorbent materials. Some wine will always wick to the edges of the pads. In standard home plate filters, such as the Buon Vino, the edges of the pads are outside the plates. Although the plates are tightened and […]

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