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Old 19-11-2017, 07:05 AM   #1
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hello all...can anyone give me the correct ratio of wilkinsons finings a to b please. is it by volume or by weight 3 to 1, 4 to 1??????. cheers muggy
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Old 19-11-2017, 10:35 AM   #2
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I have a pack and it doesn't say in the contents like I thought it would. I guess the only way to find out is to measure with a syringe.
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As I recall, it is a single dose intended for 5 gallon brews. For smaller brews I use 'Clear It', using 1-3 ml of parts A and B per gallon, depending on how much the brew has already cleared. You can repeat the dose if it doesn't clear completely and is very economical. The down side is that it strips out some tannin, which can leave the wine tasting rather bland. If you add tannin to correct this, the wine becomes hazy and you have to wait for this to clear by itself, which rather defeats the object of using finings in the first place. Wine always tastes better if left to clear naturally because it has matured.
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thank you so i guess i either weigh or measure a and b and as long as i divide by 5 per gallon then should be ok. simples cheers
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Interesting. When doing wows, country wines etc and using Kwikclear or similar to fine then they normally stipulate 1:1 ration of the two parts. BUT, kits such as Beaverdale tha I favour have the two packs, kielselsol and chitosan ( sic ) but the latter is FAR greater in quantity than the former.
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I make mead which clears itself without finnings, but if I make a WOW or ginger wine for example, I use kwik clear with good results. It goes a long way too. I bought 2ml syringes for the job.
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NICKED:

Wilkos finings are: A = 10ml and B = 50ml.

Soooo, for 1 gallon, 2ml of Finings A (call it half a teaspoon for cash) and 10ml for Finings B (2 teaspoon)
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BUT, kits such as Beaverdale tha I favour have the two packs, kielselsol and chitosan ( sic ) but the latter is FAR greater in quantity than the former.
The Winebuddy kits have a 3 part fining sashes 1 & 3 are much smaller than sachet 2.

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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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Bentonite does the job but its a pain to mix.
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