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Offline HopDen

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Mystery Material in Muscat Wine
« on: March 28, 2020, 12:22:08 pm »
I suck at making white wine! I've won medals making red, but white is gawdawful.
So this past october I decided to try white from grapes again. I obviously check the wine periodically to make sure there is liquid in the airlock. 3 or 4 months ago I noticed what I thought were fruit fly's floating on the surface of the wine. Shrugged my shoulders, muttered under my breath a few expletives but let things proceed. Today I racked the wine only to discover that the "fly's" were settled on the bottom of the carboy. It turns out that the fly's were hard as glass and amber in color. I looked at them under a magnifying glass but I have absolutely no clue as to what they are.

Any help would be very appreciated!!
BTW, the wine actually tastes pretty good and hopefully better once it is done, stabilized and back sweetened.