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Pectic Enzyme

What it does :

Pectic enzyme is used to extract color from fruit and clear pectic haze. Consider for use with fruit-flavored beers.

What it is:

This is an enzyme that helps break down the pectin molecule present in fruit that forms the pulp. It is available in powder and liquid form.

How it works:

Pectic enzyme is used in beer and wine-making to prevent the chill haze caused by the pectin carbohydrate molecules.

Mechanism:

The enzyme acts to break down the pectin molecules, thereby preventing the haze these particles can cause.

Dosage:

For powder, add 2.5 teaspoons per 5 gallons. For liquid, follows instructions regarding drops per gallon.

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