CHIPS - Frch Med Tst - 1LB

CHIPS - Frch Med Tst - 1LB

Chilean Red Juice through April 28, 2022

Chilean Red Juice through April 28, 2022

Bentonite - 1 lb.

$4.99
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Bentonite is a negative charged, clay-like mineral, that, like sparkalloid, removes positively charged particles. It works best when the wine is at warmer temperature and is better suited as a pre-fining during primary fermentation. It is also more effective at a lower pH because the positive charge on proteins is stronger at lower pH levels. 

When making a wine kit from concentrate you will often add the bentonite on the first day. This happens for a few reasons. It is used as a nucleation sites for the removal of CO2. Additionally, the bentonite is moved all around the wine by the CO2 and thus less can be used more efficiently in a shorter time period.

Generic low level fining for five gallons: blend 1/2 tsp (approx. 3g) with 1/2 cup of hot water (140 to 200 F) in a blender for 1-2 minutes. Let stand for 60 minutes, mix, and stir into wine. Let stand for 10-14 days and then rack off. 

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