Will tartarate go back into solution once re-warmed

Will tartarate go back into solution once re-warmed

Post by Robert Lewi » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 07:58:25



I've got a 5 gallon carboy of wine in the refrigerator, to cold stabilize
it.   If one were to wait several weeks to let the tartar settle out & then
take the carboy out, warming to room temperature, w/o immediately racking,
would the tartar crystals "go back into solution"?

 Robert

 
 
 

Will tartarate go back into solution once re-warmed

Post by Atrebl » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 09:58:46


No, they'll stay on the bottom as crystalls.


Quote:
> I've got a 5 gallon carboy of wine in the refrigerator, to cold stabilize
> it.   If one were to wait several weeks to let the tartar settle out &
> then take the carboy out, warming to room temperature, w/o immediately
> racking, would the tartar crystals "go back into solution"?

> Robert


 
 
 

Will tartarate go back into solution once re-warmed

Post by Tom » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 12:42:40



Quote:
> I've got a 5 gallon carboy of wine in the refrigerator, to cold stabilize
> it.   If one were to wait several weeks to let the tartar settle out &
> then take the carboy out, warming to room temperature, w/o immediately
> racking, would the tartar crystals "go back into solution"?

A portion of them would redissolve, but the heat of crystallization that has
been lost due to the chilling would keep most of them un-redissolved.  It's
a hysteresis effect.

Tom S