regulating temperature

Little Green Zombies

0r more like Snow White?

I have resigned myself to the fact that there is not going to be an Indian Summer this year… but although my winter clothes are now in my closet and my shorts are put away that is not the craziest thing happening! Animals in the northern hemisphere are beginning to seriously think about hibernating. The fluffy and chunky bears, with all their extra insulation, are getting ready to start their deep energy conserving sleep. But what about animals that don’t have that protective layer of fat …like frogs? 

Mull over some wine this fall!

Here is some information on how vintners do it...

As the quality of wine is easily influenced by temperature, wine makers use temperature control to slow down or accelerate the winemaking process or to control chemical changes in the wine. This technique is frequently used during fermentation, cold settling, aging, and storage.

During the primary fermentation, the yeast cells feed on the sugars in the must (the grape juice) and multiply and in the process produce carbon dioxide and alcohol. Due to the exothermic nature of fermentation, temperature increases as sugars are metabolized


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