Originally Posted by curtisdahl
Can someone explain to me the the process for adding this I understand the amount per gallon and the boiling and all that. My question is after boiling do I pour it in and leave it or so I shake the carboy to mix it or stir it I guess should be an option. Any advice would be good
for the Hot Mix Sparkolloid product:
-Make sure you have Hot Mix, not Cold Mix product
-Heat water to boiling [1-2 gallons of water per pound Hot Mix Sparkolloid NF (8-15 L/kg)].
-Slowly stir in the Hot Mix Sparkolloid NF. Maintain temperature above 82°C(180°F) while agitating the mixture constantly until all of the translucent globules of clarifier have been dissolved and the mixture is smooth and creamy (approximately 20-30 minutes).
To Use It:
- While still hot, slowly add the mixture to the wine. Stir to thoroughly incorporate.
-Let the wine settle one week or more, depending somewhat on the volume of wine involved. Then filter, preferably from the top of container.
I found that Sparkolloid alone creates light, fluffy lees but if you are one of those who uses bentonite up front & then uses Sparkolloid much later the lees created by the Sparkolloid fallout are much more compact.