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Do you use Act-Mil with CH16?
Reason I ask is they recommend to not inoculate with OptiMalo but to add directly to wine?
 

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I do use OptiMalo (MLF nutirent) but no Act-Mil with CH16 and yes they both get added directly to the wine.
 

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Do you use Act-Mil with CH16?
Reason I ask is they recommend to not inoculate with OptiMalo but to add directly to wine?
Just curious: who is 'they'?

Maybe that's why I was not successful with my Chilean wines this spring - I rehydrated with Acti-ML first.
 

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Just curious: who is 'they'?

Maybe that's why I was not successful with my Chilean wines this spring - I rehydrated with Acti-ML first.
Manufacturer and posted on MoreWine website product description.
Jim I did confuse the two in my original question. What I was unsure of was whether or not to use Opti-Malo.
 
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I do use OptiMalo (MLF nutirent) but no Act-Mil with CH16 and yes they both get added directly to the wine.
Mike your right I mis spoke about Acti-Mil/ Opti Malo. Of course after I purchased enough Acti-Mil to inoculate is when I read with this strain of ML you add directly to wine. It was the Opti-Malo was unsure of. I added ML last night will need to add Opti-Malo now.
 

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If your nutrient regimen was spot on during alcoholic fermentation, there won't be much left for the MLB. Were it my wine, I'd be adding the Opti-Malo.
 

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I have always added the Opti Malo first, stirred well to get int dissolved into the wine, then poured in the CH16 and stirred gently to get it suspended.
 

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I'll get this right one of these times. I added CH16 last night, with a good nights sleep realized I should probably add Opti Malo. Which I did just now on my lunch break,so hopefully those little buggers are happier now.
 
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