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My wine has some kind of flies buzzing around the must. Do I need to throw this batch out?
Ricky Lanier via email asks,
I am following the recipe for tomato wine from the August-September 2002 issue. The recipe says to loosely cover the must in the primary fermenter with a plastic sheet. But after about seven days, I noticed what I call “gnats” buzzing in and around the must. Will I have to throw this batch away? And what should I do to keep this from happening again?