ClaroKC - Beyond The Grape On-Premise Winemaking & Home Brewing Supplies

ClaroKC

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Used to clear wine and beer. This two-part liquid fining, contains Kieselsol #1 and Chitosan #2. The first component in this two-stage clarification process is Kieselsol. Kieselsol is gelatine derived from natural sources, which moves around in your wine and attaches itself to the suspended particles. Chitosan, a natural product, is the second component of this two-stage clarification process. It is a naturally charged polysaccharide derived from chitin, extracted from the outer shells of ocean crustaceans. After the Kiesesol has been left to do its job, the Chitosan comes in and pulls all the particles that the Kiesesol has adhered down to the bottom. The best method of useing the clarifier in the seconday, open packet #1, Kieselsol, and add into secondary and stir vigoursly for 2 - 3 minutes. Leave settle for at least 15 minutes to give it the time it needs to attach itself to all the suspended particles. After the Kiesesol has been left to do its job, add the Chitosan, packet #2 and stir gently 1 minute. The Chitosan comes in and pulls all the particles that the Kiesesol has adhered to down to the bottom and settles to a nice firm sediment that is easy to rack off. Best to let the wine settle for about 3 - 4 days before racking.
NOTE: It is said that Chitosan has no allergenic properties and there have been varying studies done on the potential allergies to this ingredient. The results are not conclusive and we recomend if you have an allergy to shellfish, DO NOT use this clarifier. The two stage clarifiers can be replaced with isinglass.

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