This article covers how to add sugar or concentrate to must in order to increase potential alcohol.
To add concentrate to a declared wine lot (i.e. Sweetening) please see our article on Fortification, Sweetening, and Amelioration.
To add sugar:
1. Create Additive (for accounts with the Additive Batch Tracking add-on only)
- Create a new Additive for the weight of sugar you currently have in inventory.
2. Record an Addition action to add the sugar to your must lot.
Tip: To increase the volume of a lot after the addition of sugar, use a Volume Adjustment action.
To add concentrate:
1. Receive Concentrate into Bond
- Create a new lot for your concentrate lot and set the tax class to: Concentrate. For unknown vineyard sources, we recommend setting up a BULK vineyard.
- Record a Bond to Bond transfer to bring the volume in.
2. Create Additive (for accounts with the Additive Batch Tracking add-on only)
- Create a new Additive for the volume of concentrate you currently have in inventory.
3. Record an Addition action to add the concentrate to your must lot.
4. Record a Volume Adjustment on your concentrate "wine" lot with reason Used for Sweetening. This reports in Part IV, Line 5 of the TTB report.
The next step would be to manually adjust Part VII of the TTB report to account for the volume that was removed from the concentrate lot and is now part of the fermenting lot. Part VII of the report is considered an estimation of undeclared fermenting juice. It is likely that the lot will be declared before the next TTB report is submitted, and the total volume will be accounted for in Part I, Line 2.