"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-03-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
Chief Longwind Of The North's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA,Michigan
Posts: 10,361
Making sparkling wine, the wrong way

I wa washing dishes when I came upon a stainless thermos bottle, with a good seal. I shook it and found it had liquid in it. I knew I had washed it before and so DW must have made something and put it inside. Evidently, it got forgotten. I tried to open the cap and found it exceedingly tight. I knew DW didn't have the strength to tighten it like it was. So I grapped a towel to strengthen my grip and forced the issue. Firs, I heard a pop, like threads slipping. I turned it a bit more and the pressure inside blew my hand a good three inches from the bottle top. Foam gushed from the 3 inch opening four feet high and all over the kitchen floor. The aroma was of sparkling wine, but of what flavor I didn't know. I asked DW what was in the thermos. She said "raspberry herbal tea and honey.

Who knew that raspberry thermal tea, in an anaerobic environment could be coaxed to make an alcoholic beverage. Needless to say, the remaining sparkling liquid found its way down the kitchen sink drain. Oh well, the floor needed mopping anyway.

Lesson learned, never leave DW on her own with a tight sealing thermos bottle.

Nobody had better tell her that. It's our secret! Understand!

Seeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North

“No amount of success outside the home can compensate for failure within the home…"

Check out my blog for the friendliest cooking instruction on the net. Go ahead. You know you want to.- https://gwnorthsfamilycookin.wordpress.com/
Chief Longwind Of The North is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 08:07 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 25,016

I, too, have made inadvertent home brew on occasion.
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 11:35 PM   #3
Wine Guy
Steve Kroll's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 6,345
Too funny!

My guess is that the honey was the culprit. I've seen honey begin fermenting in the jar before. Yeast no longer need oxygen once a colony is established.
Steve Kroll is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.