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7101 BENTONITE, 8 oz

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A type of clay that forms a gelatinous paste when mixed with water. Causes proteins & tannin haze to coagulate. Usage: Bentonite is use in conjunction with other fining agents as listed here. 1 tsp per gallon for red and 1 tsp per gallon for white wine. Mix bentonite in 1 pint hot water. Pour bentonite solution with other ingredients (except yeast) into must in Primary fermenter, stir 1 minute. Then pitch yeast and allow to ferment at contant 70F (5F) for 11 days or when S.G. reaches 1.010 or less. Rack or siphon wine leaving sediments behind into clean secondary fermenter to finish fermenting for another 11 days. Rack again into clean secondary fermenter, add either Isinglass finings, Divergen F, Gelatin or Sparkalloid to secondary to finish the fining process. Refer to individual fining agents for instructions.
Price: $1.17

71011 BENTONITE, 1 lb.

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Price: $1.87

7102 GELATIN FININGS, 1 oz

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A positively charged protein derived from bones. Gelatin reduces polyphenolic compounds (tannins) by attracting these negatively charged compounds, along with yeast cells, and settles them out in a dense, compact lees in the bottom of secondary. Gelatin is used in conjunction with Bentonite. Directions: add 1 tablespoon gelatin fining in 1 cup boiling water and stir to dissolve. Then add to 6 gallon wine and stir. Stir gently for 1 minute. Leave the wine in secondary for 1 week to settle. After 1 week, if the wine is not clear, leave for a further week until this condition is reached. Finally, filter or rack to bottles.
Price: $1.67

71021 GELATIN FININGS, 1 lb.

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Price: $12.97

7103 IRISH MOSS, 1 oz.

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A negatively charged, dehydrated seaweed primarily carrageenan that attracts positively charged suspended proteins in the last 15 minutes of a wort boil to prevent chill haze. Usage: 1 tsp per 5 gallon. Add Irish Moss to wort during the last 15 minutes of boil.
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71031 IRISH MOSS, 1 lb

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Price: $11.97

7104   POLYCLAR, 0.5 oz

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Is PVPP (Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone) based white powder used as a clarifier and antioxidant. It is used to prevent or remedy oxidation problems caused during the winemaking process, or due to high levels of grape rot or mold. It is also used to improve wine affected by over aging or poor storage conditions. POLYCLAR can help improve color and clarity—by removing off-colors produced in browning and pinking reactions in the wine. Improves aroma– by developing the natural bouquet of the wine. Improves taste by preserving wine freshness and removing harsh tasting flavor components. POLYCLAR also selectively removes haze-causing polyphenols. POLYCLAR can be added to the must before fermentation or during fermentation, or it can be added to the wine after fermentation at any stage prior to final filtration or settling. POLYCLAR is insoluble in wine and is removed in the lees by either racking or filtration. DIRECTIONS: 1/2 to 1 1/2 tsp per 5 gallon. Mix POLYCLAR with 8 oz of bottled water. Add to secondary. Stir gently for 1 minute. Leave the wine in secondary for 1 week to settle. After 1 week, if the wine is not clear, leave for a further week until this condition is reached. Finally, filter or rack to bottles.
Price: $2.47

7106 SPARK0LLOID, 1 oz.

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The preferable way to clear high pH wines or wine that have been overfined & will not clear. SPARKOLLOID is a fining agent for wine, vinegar and juice. Sparkolloid is a blend of polysaccharides mixed in a diatomaceous earth carrier. At the pH of wine or vinegar, Sparkolloid has a strong positive charge. This neutralizes the repelling charge from many small particles (yeast cells, tannins, bacteria and/or other negatively charged colloids) allowing them to aggregate and form a compact lees. Sparkolloid does not absorb desirable color constituents or strip wine. Directions: Dissolve 1 Tbsp in 1 cup (8 fl oz) of boiling water for 5 minutes. Add mixture to 6 US gallon (23L) of wine. Stir gently. Wait 1 week to clear before racking or bottling.
Price: $1.97

71061 SPARK0LLOID, 1 lb.

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Price: $11.67

7107   WHIRLFLOC TABLETS, 10 tablets

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Price: $1.87