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Old 12-22-2013, 01:14 AM   #1
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Default How long for pectic enzyme to work?

I followed directions on the bottle by adding 1/2 teaspoon of powder per gallon to two five gallon batches of very cloudy cider - one after fermentation as I racked it into a secondary carboy and another five gallon batch that I was starting in primary.

How long do you think it will be until the cider is more or less clear?

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Old 12-22-2013, 02:10 AM   #2
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I use it in the primary. After a week I transfer to secondary for 3 weeks or so, and it's clear.

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Old 12-23-2013, 03:04 AM   #3
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If there is alcohol present you should double the amount.

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Old 12-23-2013, 08:02 AM   #4
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Hello KGB, why is the dosage doubled in the presence of alcohol?

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I know alcohol inhabits the pectic enzyme from doing its job. Not sure about the science behind it. There is a couple old posts on here somewhere about it.

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