Conversion Charts for Wine Making

Four handy conversion charts used in wine making. These will help you convert liquid, powder and sugar measurements that all wine recipes call for.

Most recipes are for 1 gallon of wine. If you are making more, please be sure to increase all ingredients by the number of gallons being made. ONE packet of yeast is good for up to 5 gallons of wine.

Conversion Chart
Liquid Measure
1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons
16 tablespoons = 1 cup
1 cup = 8 liquid ounces
1 pint = 16 ounces
1 quart = 32 liquid ounces = .95 liter
1 gallon = 128 iquid ounces = 3.79 liters
1 imperial gallon = 153.6 liquid ounces
5 gallons = 640 liquid ounces

When making wine, here is the basic guideline for sugar content for 1 gallon of wine

  • Dry Wine 2 lbs.
  • Medium 2 1/2 lbs.
  • Sweet 3 lbs.

Understand that you will be fermenting the sugar down to maximize the alcohol content. Sweetening should be done AFTER your wine has finished fermenting.

Keep in mind the sugar content of the fruit or grapes you are using. Some will require little adjustment. Others will need more sugar and an acid adjustment.

Taking hydrometer readings and do an acid test to give you a better read to see what you need to do.

Most recipes will give you a starting SG and acid content to begin making your wine.

Sugar Conversion Chart
2 1/2 ounces = 5 tablespoons
1 ounce = 2 tablespoons
1 pound = 2 cups granulated sugar (2 3/4 corn sugar)
4 pounds = 5 pounds honey
3 pounds = 5 pounds raisins
1 pound = 20 ounces grape concentrate
Tablet to Powder Conversion Chart
1 Acid blend tablet = 3/4 level tsp powder
1 Nutrient tablet = 1 level tsp powder
1 Tannin tablet = 1/4 level tsp powder
1 Energizer tablet = 1/4 level tsp powder
1 Pectic Enzyme tablet = 1/2 level tsp powder
1 Anit-Oxident tablet = 1/2 level tsp powder
1 Stabilizer = 1/2 level tsp powder
1 Sparkelloid tablet = 1 level tsp powder
Weight Equivalents of Powders
these are ALL approximates
Acid Blend ........ 5 1/2 tsp = 1 oz.
Sulfite .......... 3 Tbsp = 1 oz.
Sorbistat K ...... 8 tsp = 1 oz.
Honey ............ 1 1/2 cups = 1 lb.
Nutrient ......... 4 tsp = 1 oz.
Pectic Enzyme Powder ... 6 1/2 tsp = 1 oz.
Tartaric Acid Powder ... 5 1/2 tsp = 1oz

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