Alphabet Photography Project: Z is for Zymosis

Yeast StarterThat’s just another word for fermentation! Scanning through my Twitter followers, I find lots of people who must surely be very grateful for this wonderful phenomenon.
In this picture, a wine yeast is being ‘started’ with a little warm water and sugar, ready to be added to a batch of mixture to be fermented, which will then quickly burst into rapid fermentation (or zymosis, as you might say.) I forget exactly what, in this case, was about to be fermented – probably fruit of some kind, steeped in water, with sugar added. Each bubble bears witness to the fact that a little bit more sugar has been converted to alcohol. Appropriately, this is accompanied by a beautiful aroma!

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2 thoughts on “Alphabet Photography Project: Z is for Zymosis”

  1. That’s brilliant, what a great letter Z. Thank you so much for joining in over the past weeks too – it’s been a lot quieter this time around. I do hope you’ve enjoyed it though. I like being challenged to take a photograph each week – not that I have a shortage obviously!

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