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Old 11-01-2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 11-02-2011, 02:51 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 11-02-2011, 03:41 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 11-02-2011, 02:49 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:04 PM   #5
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What about filtration?

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