Merry Christmas! Recommended date to place Christmas orders by 16th December 2019. We will be despatching orders throughout the Christmas period, but deliveries will only be on non-statutory days. We may not despatch orders containing yeast on Fridays or the day before statutory holidays.
Orders Containing Yeast: Please provide an instruction for courier to specific place they can leave the package to avoid heat/sun but avoid saying "leave in shade"'.
Bentonite is a fining product can be added during fermentation or after fermentation. Holds a negative charge, so may be used in conjunction with a positive charge fining agent eg islinglass or sparkolloid.
Use 10g per 5 litre / 1 gallon of homemade wine as finings for home winemaking.
Will not clear all hazes eg pectin hazes.
Highly absorbing, so protect from humidity & odours.
Before use, test odour in an aqueous (water) solution.
Rack your wine first. Add & vigorously stir in a 15 times larger amount of cooled boiled water (ie for 10g use 150ml water). Leave to swell for 6 hours, stirring from time to time. Then add to must and shake or mix through. Once wine has cleared (may take anywhere from a few hours to 2 weeks), rack wine leaving behind the sediment.
The pictures show (from top to bottom):
1/ Before and after using bentonite (carrot wine). The carboy on the left has been treated with bentonite whilst the bottle on the right from the same batch of wine, has not.
2/ Grapefruit wine before using bentonite.
3/ The same grapefruit wine after using bentonite.