> "Steve Peek" wrote in message
> > "Sam" wrote in message
> >>I have a demijohn of wine which I added finings to.
> >> The next day, a large pink leathery wine mosnter had grown on the
> >> surface
> >> and has been there for a few days now.
> >> The monster, as I said looks moist, leathery, has tendrils which
> >> descend
> >> down into the wine, and almost looks alive.
> >> The wine appears to still be cloudy and hasn't even begun to show signs
> >> of clearing
> >> This is how the surface of the monster appears
> >> And this shows the tendrils descending into the wine
> >> Is this wine ruined, or is this a normal part of how some finings work?
> >> If it's not normal, is there anything I can do to recover it?
> > That's pretty scary, we need more information though. What finings did
> > you
> > use? Did you mix 2 or more fining agents? Did you see the movie "Alien"?
> > Steve
> LOL. It does look like a creature from a 1950's B movie doesn't it?
> It was a 2 part fining. You add the small sachet of clear liquid first and
> stir it in then leave it for an hour before stirring in the larger sachet
> clear gloop.
> If the wine's lost, it isn't a major problem as it hasn't cost me anything
> other than time. All the fruit came from local hedgerows in the
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> looks like it didnnt get stirred in enought and the sediment floated
> instad of sank.
> did it clear?
Didn't clear - well, not yet.
I syphoned off the wine from below the monster into a clean demijohn, and
put it out into the shed where it's cold. I'm going to give it time to let
it clear the old fashioned way now, as this expeience has sort of scared me
off using finings.
looks good otherwise