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Old 04-18-2010, 05:36 AM   #1
Dec 2009
Pacific NW
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Well, I just set up a batch of raspberry wine rather bull headedly. My puree had gaur gum & xanthan gum. In my head, that is a thickener, so I might have problems clearing, but am I due in for some other problems?

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Old 04-18-2010, 05:46 AM   #2
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May 2009
Edison, NJ
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good question. my own head is telling me that it'll act like gelatin and clarify the heck out of the wine, but that's only a guess. my only real knowledge of them both is to thicken sauces and that xantham gum is quite potent. guar gum is a bean derived substance and xantham is made from sugars. i don't think they'll hurt anything, right? I can definitely see them affecting body or mouthfeel though.

I'm interested to hear from experienced people on this one.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:44 PM   #3
Jan 2011
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How's this looking/tasting? I ask b/c I just did the same thing.... !

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