Originally Posted by nannabearj
I had someone recommend topping off with water to squish this stuff out, then stealing some liquid back out to lower the level. Any thoughts? Or should I just leave it and rack it off on Saturday as scheduled? This seems to be a solid mass...definitely not foam or bubbles. It all stays together as one piece if I tilt the carboy.
Wow I really need to clean off the outside of the carboy. We got a little crazy with the stirring and then the drill attachment.
Hahahah, I've done that with a wine kit before, it shouldn't be an issue.
I'll make the assumption that you dumped in a pack of kieselsol and chitosan to produce that freaky glob you see before you.
To put it in layman's terms the second you dump in those packs of fining agents in they grab all the little particles and turn them into a jellyfish which should drop right to the bottom....but....you didn't have your wine completely degassed so it's still in suspension.
At this point you can just wait and let it degass on it's own and the jellyfish will break apart and settle to the bottom eventually. Or you can degass further, just don't be surprised when you turn it into a lava-lamp.
Either way it's fine.