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Sparkaloid

What it does :

Sparkaloid is used to clarify beers, meads, and wines.

What it is:

This is a commercial product that consists of a polysaccharide mixed in a diatomaceous earth material.

How it works:

Sparkaloid removes yeast and tannin materials from suspension. It is often used with Bentonite so that haze causing proteins are removed as well.

Mechanism:

The product works by electrostatically attracting the yeast cells and tannin complex materials, and then dropping them from solution for easier removal.

Dosage:

Use 5 teaspoons per 5 gallons. Add hot solution to the beer as it is transferred to the secondary fermenter. Mix thoroughly, and allow 1-2 days to settle before bottling or kegging.

Preparation:

Dissolve in water and boil 15-30 minutes, until clarifier globules have dissolved. Add water as needed.

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