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Additives

When fermenting high alcohol a number of additives may be required or beneficial to you. 

Acid is a key component in fermentation as it is required by your yeast as sugar is converted into alcohol. If your fermentation stalls out before your yeast’s alcohol tolerance level is reached, this may be because there is not enough acid in your wash. 

Nutrients and Energizers are present in most high quality specialized yeasts like Turbo Yeasts, but more may be necessary in some cases and it is a must have when using yeasts that aren’t specially tailored for high-alcohol or low-nutrient environments. If you are using just sugar and water for your wash, there will not be enough nutrients present for say, an average wine yeast to ferment all the way through unless you add nutrients. Energizers can also help boost sluggish fermentation, but are not a replacement for acids if the alcohol level is already high. 

Stabilizers and Clarifiers are necessary if you want to stabilize your wash by neutralizing the yeast, or clear your wash with kieselsol or chitosan in place of, or prior to, carbon filtering.

  • ADDITIVES - Acid Blend 50g
    $5.99

    Acid Blend 50g

    Description Acid Blend is used in wine making to help balance the three main acids in a wine. By balancing the acidity, it makes it easier for the ...

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    $5.99
  • ACIDS & BASES - Ascorbic Acid
    $4.99

    Ascorbic Acid 30g

    Description Ascorbic Acid Powder prevents oxidation in beer and wine. Use 2.5g/gallon to cellar your wine the longest without oxidation, the use of...

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    $4.99
  • CLARIFIERS - Bentonite 1kg
    $25.99

    Bentonite 1kg

    Description Bentonite is a negative charged, clay-like mineral, that, like sparkaloid, removes positively charged particles. The bentonite is a cla...

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    $25.99
  • ADDITIVES - Bentonite 50g
    $3.99

    Bentonite 50g

    Description Bentonite is a negative charged, clay-like mineral, that, like sparkaloid, removes positively charged particles. The bentonite is a cla...

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    $3.99
  • STABILIZERS - Campden Tablets
    $5.99

    Campden Tablets 25/Bag

    Description Helps preserve and sterilize wine. Crush Campden tablets for best results. These have been used for years to kill wild yeasts in fruit ...

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    $5.99
  • ADDITIVES - Citric Acid 50g
    $3.99

    Citric Acid 50g

    Description Citric acid powder is used for acid adjustments in fruit wines. Citric acid should not be used when making grape wine. However, it can ...

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    $3.99
  • Dark Oak Chips 100g
    $6.99

    Dark Oak Chips 100g

    Description Winemakers can achieve an effect similar to that of aging the wine in oak barrels with the addition of oak chips. The addition of oak i...

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    $6.99
  • Dark Oak Chips 50g
    $4.99

    Dark Oak Chips 50g

    Description Winemakers can achieve an effect similar to that of aging the wine in oak barrels with the addition of oak chips. The addition of oak i...

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    $4.99
  • Elderberries 28g
    $5.99

    Dried Elderberries 25g

    Description Dried Elderberries are used for making preserves, wines, winter cordials, and for adding flavour and color to other wines. Provides col...

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    $5.99
  • Wine Additives - Elder Flowers 25g
    $6.99

    Elderflowers 50g

    Description Dried elderflowers provide a pale yellow hue to white wines and a pleasant floral aroma.

    $6.99
  • Glycerine 500ml
    $19.99

    Glycerin 500ml

    Description This Liquid Glycerin is generally added to liquers to add thickness. Can also be added to finished and filtered wine to add body, mouth...

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    $19.99
  • Light Oak Chips 100g
    $6.99

    Light Oak Chips 100g

    Description Winemakers can achieve an effect similar to that of aging the wine in oak barrels with the addition of oak chips. The addition of oak i...

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    $6.99
  • Light Oak Chips 50g
    $4.99

    Light Oak Chips 50g

    Description Winemakers can achieve an effect similar to that of aging the wine in oak barrels with the addition of oak chips. The addition of oak i...

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    $4.99
  • Wine Additives - Light Oak Powder 30g
    $3.50

    Light Oak Powder 50g

    Description Light Oak Powder and shavings (and sometimes beans and chips) are commonly added prior to fermentation. This allows the yeast to react ...

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    $3.50
  • ADDITIVES - Malic Acid 50g
    $3.99

    Malic Acid 50g

    Description Malic Acid may help speed the fermentation. Helps improve on the wines fruitiness and flavour. Natural acid of apples. It has a sour ta...

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    $3.99
  • Medium Oak Chips 100g
    $6.99

    Medium Oak Chips 100g

    Description Winemakers can achieve an effect similar to that of aging the wine in oak barrels with the addition of oak chips. The addition of oak i...

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    $6.99
  • 1Medium Oak Chips 50g
    $4.99

    Medium Oak Chips 50g

    Description Winemakers can achieve an effect similar to that of aging the wine in oak barrels with the addition of oak chips. The addition of oak i...

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    $4.99
  • Oak Cubes 50g
    $7.99

    Oak Cubes 50g

    Description These Oak Cubes give a heavy Toast for Red Wines where you want the rich, carmelized, carbonized oak flavor. Oak Cubes have a longer co...

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    $7.99
  • Oak Stick Light
    $6.99

    Oak Stick Light

    Description Hungarian Oak sticks Light are an excellent way to add rich oak character to your wine or beer. In terms of flavour they fall in the mi...

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    $6.99
  • Pectic Enzyme
    $3.99

    Pectic Enzyme 15g

    Description Pectin is generally produced by Pears, Apples. Pectic Enzyme physically destroys pectins, which constitute the "fleshy" part of most fr...

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    $3.99
  • ADDITIVES - Potassium Metabisulphite 50g
    $3.99

    Potassium Metabisulphite 50g

    Description In wine making, potassium metabisulfite acts as an antioxidant, removing all the oxygen suspended in the wine, which slows down aging. ...

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    $3.99
  • STABILIZERS - Potassium Sorbate 50g
    $3.99

    Potassium Sorbate 50g

    Description Stabilizes wine and prevents re-fermentation. Best used in conjunction with Potassium Metabisulphite. Add to any wine to prevent re- fe...

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    $3.99
  • Precipitated Wine Chalk (Acid Reducer)
    $3.99

    Precipitated Wine Chalk (Acid Reducer) - 20g

    Description Precipitated Chalk (Wine Chalk or Calcium Carbonate) reduces the acidity of the wine. Instructions: Add 1g per L of wine to reduce win...

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    $3.99
  • STERILIZERS - Sodium Metibisulfite 50g
    $3.99

    Sodium Metibisulphite 50g

    Description Sodium Metabisulphite is a white sanitizing powder (smelly stuff), it also comes in tablets (Campden Tablets). It Prevents wild yeasts ...

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    $3.99