Sunday, January 29, 2012
Is is a Science Experiement?
My husband went into the office & called me down to take a look at my pear wine.
It looks like I'm conducting some sort of Weird Science experiment!!
Before we left for our 'time away', we unplugged the heating belt & I'm pretty sure the room heater was down so the room itself would have been pretty cool (5 degrees Celsius?) [yes, I know, the glass carboy should not have a heating belt on it]
I'm wondering if this reaction is due to the cool temperatures? We have the baseboard heater turned up now that we are back home.
I'm also wondering if this reaction is due to the corn sugar I used for this batch. I've never used just corn sugar when making wine & it was a matter of timing, ingredients on hand & the opportunity to experiment that caused me to try it.
The liquid is nice & clear - one of the clearest I've ever had & I really want to siphon out the liquid into a clean carboy. I dare not move the carboy til I find out if I can do this, but it's not really situated in a very good spot to work with - it's on the laminate floor in the office...
If anyone has any suggestions or ideas I would love to hear them! I really don't want to dump out the whole batch - pear wine is so wonderful once it's aged.