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Old 11-20-2010, 02:45 AM   #1
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Can Pectic Enzyme be added after the ferment is done to help clear? I had a test batch that took a looooong time to clear. It never really cleared fully like all of my other batches.

I was thinking that perhaps there was some solids in suspension that the pectic enzyme may eat up.


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Yes, you can add pectic enzyme at any time. It's easiest to dissolve it in a small sample of the wine first, then add it to the rest of the wine gently stirring.
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Yes, you can add pectic enzyme at any time. It's easiest to dissolve it in a small sample of the wine first, then add it to the rest of the wine gently stirring.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:47 PM   #5
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Does pectic enzyme pull out a significant amount of yeast as well? Or just larger solids?

 
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Does pectic enzyme pull out a significant amount of yeast as well? Or just larger solids?
Neither- it has an enzyme to "break up" the pectins. I think it's called pectinase?
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Neither- it has an enzyme to "break up" the pectins. I think it's called pectinase?
Yup - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pectinase

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