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Skyphoxx 11-01-2011 09:29 PM

When is too late for Pectic Enzyme?
 
My cider is almost three weeks into fermentation, and I just realized I still haven't added pectic enzyme. I'd really hate for it to be cloudy. Will it do anything at this point? Can it hurt?

kurtism 11-02-2011 01:51 AM

its been my experience that you are supposed to add pectic enzyme before you pitch your yeast.

this site: http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/problems.asp has a recommendation...I am not sure if it will work, especially since they say if treating the cider now doesn't work, just filter it.

mrkstel 11-02-2011 02:41 AM

I've added it months after fermentation has ended. Just dump it in the carboy and give it a stir (gently) to dissolve. If you don't want to stir it in dry, pull a little cider out with a thief, mix the PE and add it back to the carboy. It will clear up in a couple weeks.

Yooper 11-02-2011 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrkstel (Post 3447237)
I've added it months after fermentation has ended. Just dump it in the carboy and give it a stir (gently) to dissolve. If you don't want to stir it in dry, pull a little cider out with a thief, mix the PE and add it back to the carboy. It will clear up in a couple weeks.

Yes, you can do as above and add it anytime. I either dissolve it in a sample of the cider/wine or in a little water and stir it in. If you have a pectin haze, it will help, not matter when you add it.

ajbram 11-02-2011 02:04 PM

What about filtration?


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