Posted: 02/10/2014 at 21:25
Latest news on thick pear wine; I did the chemistry test - 1 part wine to 3.5 parts meths. Did it form fine strings? Yes, so that means it is a pectin haze apparently.
So to rectify use 1 cup of wine, 1 tsp pectolase, stir once every hour for 4 hours, strain through muslin into 1 gall wine. Leave for 4 days and it should clear.
I will wait and see what happens as I still have another 3 or 4 galls to go.
I love all this chemistry stuff: they didn't build the science lab at school till the year I left, I have the strange feeling that they held off until then. ('we can build it in '63 - artjak's leaving then - we'll be safe')