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Old 26-11-2017, 08:09 PM   #11
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Do the likes of kwik clear and clear it need to be used within a month or so or are they ok for a good while once opened?

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Kwik clear does not have a date other than the use by date with is many months ahead Youngs Clear it has a short shelf life once opened (i think its a month) member Tonyhibbet (*SP) told me ages ago Clear It is fine after the month is out and i have used it up to a month after that and it did us no harm and didn't make the wine taste bad.

If you can get KwiK Clear locally get that as in my opinion its the best fining available.

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Thanks for the info Mr Tea

I was under the impression that they were identical? Maybe not then eh? Will look out for some kwik clear.
Bought a double sachet of wilko a&b finings without realising that they were for 5 galls ish. Any harm in using the lot in a 4.5 litre brew? Or use half and will the rest keep?

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I wouldn't use all of it in a gallon DJ, is this a liquid or powder?
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Liquid.

Had an email conversation with someone at youngs. Says it's ok to use the full amount but to expect more sediment. I asked about using half and storing the rest. He said what was left wouldn't last that long.
I've got a pack of kwik clear on order so will keep the sachets for a 5 gallon brew, if/when I get around to it. Is "brew" the correct term to use for wine though?
Still finding my feet again with this wine stuff, can make beer with my hands tied behind my back and standing on one leg (not really but it's almost automatic now) so taking things slowly ish

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Brew is beer I guess we make wine.

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I'm probably being a little over concerned and my wilko kit has only been fined for about 8 days but if I shine a torch through the demijohn it looks like a purply soup. To be fair, it does say 10 days ish and I know to take these instructions with a large pinch of sodium chloride. There's about half an inch of sediment so something is happening. Should I be able to see through the wine when it's clear? Sounds daft and I know whites are easier to judge but are reds as obvious when they're clear?

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