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WineMaking Terms - Mercaptan to Methylated Spiriits

Thursday, April 20, 2006


The skunky odor of methyl and ethyl sulfides.


Synonym for methyl alcohol, found in very small traces in wine and produced during fermentation.

Methylated Spirits:
Denatured alcohol. Used to check if a haze is pectin in origin. Add 3-4 fluid ounces of methylated spirit to a fluid ounce of wine. If jelly-like clots or strings form, then the problem is most likely pectin and should be treated with pectic enzyme.

Source: Jack Keller



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