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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.

  • Wine Additives - Acid Blend
    from $1.99

    Acid Blend

    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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  • Wine Additives - Ascorbic Acid 50g
    $3.25

    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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    $3.25
  • Wine Additives - Bentonite 50g
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    Bentonite

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

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  • Wine Additives - Campden Tablets - 25 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
  • Wine Additives - Citric Acid
    from $2.49

    Citric Acid

    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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  • Wine Additives - Elder Flowers 25g
    $2.30

    Elder Flowers

    25g of Elder Flowers. Directions on package

    $2.30
  • Wine Additives - Elderberries 28g
    $2.30

    Elderberries

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

    $2.30
  • Wine Additives - European Oak Chips 100g
    $4.99

    European Oak Chips

    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

    $4.99
  • $16.99
  • Wine Additives - Kieselsol And Chitosan - 1 Set
    $2.99

    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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    $2.99
  • Wine Additives - Light Oak Powder 30g
    $2.30

    Light Oak Powder

    30g of Light Oak Powder. Directions on package

    $2.30
  • Wine Additives - Malic Acid
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    Malic Acid

    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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  • Wine Additives - Oak Stick
    $4.95

    Oak Stick

    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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    $4.95
  • Wine Additives - Pectic Enzyme 15g
    $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
  • Potassium Metabisulphite
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    Potassium Metabisulphite

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

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  • Wine Additives - Potassium Sorbate 50g
    $2.99

    Potassium Sorbate

    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
  • Wine Additives - Precipitated Wine Chalk - 50g
    $3.99

    Precipitated Wine Chalk

    50g of Precipitated Wine Chalk. Reducing the acidity of the wine 7g/Gallon

    $3.99
  • Sodium Metibisulfite
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    Sodium Metibisulfite

    50g and 250g of Sodium Metibisulfite available. Prevents wild yeasts and bacteria growth. Made to sanitize all your equipment (glass and plastic) ...

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  • Wine Additives - Tataric Acid
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    Tartaric Acid

    30g and 1kg of Tartaric Acid available. Add according to specific recipe, up to 10g/Gallon of must at start of fermentation. or One teaspoon per ga...

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  • Wine Additives - Wine Conditioner 500ml
    $4.99

    Wine Conditioner

    500ml bottle of Wine Conditioner. Helps remove the harshness in wine. Also sweetens wine to taste.

    $4.99
  • Wine Additives - Wine Tannin 10g
    $2.49

    Wine Tannin

    10g of Wine Tanin. Instructions: Add according to specific wine recipe. Recommended use as follows: ¼ tsp/gal for white must; 1/3 tsp/gal for red m...

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    $2.49
  • Wine Additives - Yeast Energizer 25g
    $2.25

    Yeast Energizer

    25g of Yeast Energizer Instructions: Used to boost sluggish or stuck fermentations. 1 tsp / gallon (4L) of wine must

    $2.25
  • Wine Additives - Yeast Nutrient 25g
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    Yeast Nutrient

    25g and 1kg of Yeast Nutrient available. Help yeast during fermentation process. Helps restart stuck fermentation Instructions: Add 1 tsp. (5g) per...

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