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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
    $1.99

    Acid Blend 50g

    50g and 1kg of Acid Blend available. Acid Blend is used in wines to help balance the three main acids in a wine. By balancing the acidity, it makes...

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    $1.99
  • ADDITIVES - Alpha Amlyase Enzyme 4g
    $2.95

    Alpha Amlyase Enzyme 4g

    High purity enzyme, converts starches into sugars

    $2.95
  • ACIDS & BASES - Ascorbic Acid
    $2.49

    Ascorbic Acid

    50g of Ascorbic Acid. Prevents oxidation in beer and wine. Use 2.5g/gallon to cellar your wine the longest without oxidation, the use of an antioxi...

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    $2.49
  • CLARIFIERS - Bentonite 1kg
    $19.99

    Bentonite 1kg

    BENTONITE 1KG

    $19.99
  • ADDITIVES - Bentonite 50g
    $1.99

    Bentonite 50g

    50g and 1kg of Bentonite available. Instructions: Add ½ tsp. (2.5g) per gallon (4L) of must at the start of fermentation.

    $1.99
  • STABILIZERS - Campden Tablets
    $1.99

    Campden Tablets

    25 Campden Tablets. Helps preserve and sterilize wine. Crush tablets for best results. Instructions: Add 1 tablet for every gallon (produces 50ppm ...

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    $1.99
  • ADDITIVES - Citric Acid 50g
    $2.49

    Citric Acid 50g

    50g and 2kg of Citric Acid available. Use for acid adjustments in fruit wines. Citric acid should not be used when making grape wine. However, it c...

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    $2.49
  • Dark Oak Chips 100g
    $5.95

    Dark Oak Chips 100g

    DARK OAK CHIPS 100G

    $5.95
  • Dark Oak Chips 50g
    $3.50

    Dark Oak Chips 50g

    DARK OAK CHIPS 50G

    $3.50
  • Elderberries 28g
    $2.49

    Elderberries 28g

    28g of Elderberries Provide colour and aroma to red wine. High in vitamin C.

    $2.49
  • Wine Additives - Elder Flowers 25g
    $2.30

    Elderflowers 25g

    25g of Elder Flowers. Directions on package

    $2.30
  • $16.99
  • CLARIFIERS - Kieselsol And Chitosan
    $3.00

    Kieselsol and Chitosan

    1 set of Kieselsol and Chitosan. Instructions: Add Kieselsol (smaller sachet) to batch Wait 1 - 24hrs for best results Add Chitosan (larger sachet...

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    $3.00
  • Light Oak Chips 100g
    $5.95

    Light Oak Chips 100g

    100g of European Oak Chips. Instructions: 50g for 2L of Spirit for 10 days OR 50g for 23L of grape must until fermentation is complete

    $5.95
  • Light Oak Chips 50g
    $3.50

    Light Oak Chips 50g

    OAK CHIPS 50G

    $3.50
  • Wine Additives - Light Oak Powder 30g
    $2.30

    Light Oak Powder 30g

    30g of Light Oak Powder. Directions on package

    $2.30
  • ADDITIVES - Malic Acid 50g
    $2.49

    Malic Acid 50g

    50g and 1kg of Malic Acid available. May help speed fermentation. Helps improve on the wines fruitiness and flavour. Natural acid of apples. It has...

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    $2.49
  • Medium Oak Chips 100g
    $5.95

    Medium Oak Chips 100g

    MEDIUM OAK CHIPS 100G

    $5.95
  • 1Medium Oak Chips 50g
    $3.50

    Medium Oak Chips 50g

    MEDIUM OAK CHIPS 50G

    $3.50
  • Oak Cubes 50g
    $5.95

    Oak Cubes 50g

    OAK CUBES 50G

    $5.95
  • Oak Stick Light
    $4.99

    Oak Stick Light

    Hungarian Oak sticks are an excellent way to add rich oak character to your wine or beer. In terms of flavour they fall in the mid-range; less pote...

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    $4.99
  • Pectic Enzyme
    $2.49

    Pectic Enzyme

    15g of Pectic Enzyme. Pectin is generally produced by Pears, Apples. Instructions: Use 1/8 teaspoon for every gallon of juice/pulp at the beginning...

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    $2.49
  • ADDITIVES - Potassium Metabisulphite 50g
    $1.99

    Potassium Metabisulphite 50g

    50g and 250g of Potassium Metabisulphite available. Prevents wild yeasts and bacteria growth.

    $1.99
  • STABILIZERS - Potassium Sorbate 50g
    $2.99

    Potassium Sorbate 50g

    50g of Potassium Sorbate. Stabilizes wine and prevents re-fermentation. Best used in conjunction with Potassium Metabisulphite. Add to any wine to ...

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    $2.99