Used mainly to stop fermentation at end of winemaking process, prior to bottling, also to remove ‘wild’ yeast prior to introducing wine yeast to fruit based wines and Cidermaking. May also be used as steriliser for equipment, 1 tablet treats 5 lt
Finings are products for clearing wines and beers. Some are a one part fining, and have a single active ingredient. Others are a two part fining and have two ingredients. There are a number of different fining agents, including some that are suitable for vegetarians.
Used mainly to stop fermentation at end of winemaking process, prior to bottling, also to remove ‘wild’ yeast prior to introducing wine yeast to fruit based wines and Cidermaking. May also be used as steriliser for equipment
Used to clear Beer. Add beer brite finings. Home brewers are always looking to achieve a high degree of clarity in their beers and lagers. In the past, beer was judged by flavour alone, however, with the lighter beers now becoming more popular, clarity is also an important consideration.
Favoured steriliser for Cidermakers, as the potassium salt leave little ‘aftertaste’.Potassium metabisulfite is one of the most important winemaking compounds. It is an antioxidant and bactericide that releases sulfur dioxide into wine must. Use 1/4 teaspoon per five gallons to add 50 ppm. Or, mix 1/4 pound in 1 quart of water to make a stock solution; 1 teaspoon of stock solution in 1 gallon of must yields 50 ppm sulfur dioxide
VWP is the vital name in home hygiene. This super concentrated formula cleans, sterilises and deodorises making up to 120 gallons from one 400gram tub. Not only is it used to cleanse your brewing equipment prior to use but is also recomended for stained crockery, cleaning dishwashers, worktop, sink, fridge etc. Use 1 to 2 teaspoons of powder per gallon of warm water.
Also known as Potassium Sorbate. Added to a wine to stop the fermentation and prevent a re-fermentation after bottling. Should always be used together with campden tablets, otherwise wine will get a smell of ‘Duranium’.