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Sundries & Additives
Kettle Finings. Choose from Irish Moss or Protafloc.
Both are a carrageenan product which is added to the wort in the kettle to enhance protein removal as the wort cools. This increases clarity by removing haze material from cold wort and giving extensive cold break formation. This Irish Moss is semi refined and ground up meaning you need a little less than normal. 1/4 to 1/2 tsp per 23 litre brew is enough. Typical Protafloc rates vary from a range of half to three tablets per 100 litres (1/4 tab to 3/4 tab per 23 litres brew)
Beer & Wine Conditoning Finings
Mangrove Jacks Liquid Finings 20ml for 23 litres. Use these to add clarity to your brew. Simply pour into your wort 24hrs before bottling or kegging and you're good to go. GMO free and derived naturally from non animal product, and is therefore suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
MAGICOL (Dried Isinglass) 10g to treat 460litres.Dissolve in water before use. Mix at a rate of 1/2g per 80ml of water for a 23 litre brew. Use a “stick” type blender or similar. Mix until the contents appear to be homogeneous, this can take a while. If the product is only partially dissolved it can still be used but with reduced effect. Leave to rest then mix again, at this stage you have ready to use isinglass finings.
Pectolase. Tom's 'to the point' take on it - "Used to ensure maximum yield of juice and flavour from fruits and prevent pectin hazes in wine and cider. Dosage? 1 heaped teaspoon per 4.5L (1 Imperial Gallon). Enjoy ;)!"
Bentonite. What is Bentonite? It's an impure clay formed by the weathering of volcanic ash. It is an absorbent material that is able to bond with the floating particles that cause cloudiness in wine. Use before fermentation starts. Usage - 1 teaspoon per 5 litres (1 gallon). Mix vigorously in 1/2 cup of previously boiled water. Allow to stand for 15-30 minutes to disperse. Stir again then add to your vessel and swirl vigorously for a few minutes.
Campden Powder. Sodium Metabisulphite. Used to remove chlorine and contaminants from water before brewing, improving flavour of the final product. It also prevents oxidation and bacterial infection when bottling wine or cider. 50g is equivalent to 113 Campden tablets
Citric Acid. Use to increase acidity and fruitiness in your wines. Correct levels of citric acid also aid fermentation.
Yeast Nutrient. Diammonium Phosphate is used to add additional nitrogen to ensure the correction of deficiencies in juice, wash or wort. It improves the rate of yeast growth and prevents slow fermentations. It's really useful in low nitrogen juice, wash or worts. 1 to 2 grams of nutrient treats 10 litres
Gypsum. Calcium sulphate for adding minerals to brewing water. Useful for adding calcium if the water is low in sulphate. Can be used to add sulphate "crispness" to the hop bitterness. Gypsum lowers brewing liquor pH. Mixing Magnesium Sulphate and Gypsum is commonly referred to as Burton Water Salts
Magnesium Sulphate. Epsom salts for water treatment. In Beer it lowers the pH of the mash. Adding 1 g to 10 litres increases the sulphate level by 39 ppm and the magnesium by 10 ppm. It increases the hardness by 41 ppm. In wine a 1/2 teaspoon per 5 litres of wine acts as a nutrient. It can also be used with other nutrients. If you live in a soft water area, a pinch of magnesium sulphate in your water is advised for healthy fermentation. Mixing Magnesium Sulphate and Gypsum is commonly referred to as Burton Water Salts
DWB (Dry Water Burtonisation) is a formulated blend of powdered salts suitable for most brewing requirements. Used to adjust the calcium levels, and to add chloride, which imparts palate fullness and add sulphate, which enhances drier bitter flavours. Data Sheet Download
AMS (CRS) is especially used in the brewing industry as a liquor treatment to provide optimum pH levels throughout the whole brewing process and improve extract yield, wort runoff and the clarity and stability of the finished beer. Benefits: Reduces alkalinity, calcium reducing, adds desirable chloride and sulphate ions, improves clarity and stability. Data Sheet Download
Brewery Clean - Cleaner and Steriliser.What is it and what does it do? For cleaning and sterilising all brewery equipment before use. 100g makes 135 litres. Dissolve 1tsp in 5 litres of water and immerse equipment in the solution for 10 to 20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Active ingredients: sodium troclosene,