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Zymase at Work

13 Nov

We’ve been busy starting wine.

Chapel

Chapel

There are four kinds in glass carboys in the basement, and I have several more kinds that we are going to make.

wine in carboys

Goliath, Chapel, and dry plum wines

wine in carboys

sweet plum wine

Everyone knows that you need yeast to make wine.  It converts sugar into alcohol.  More specifically, zymase is a group of enzymes found within the yeast that cause this change.

airlock

The airlock provides evidence that the yeast is doing its job.

I’m sharing this with Alphabe-Thursday.