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CoachPieps

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Can you make a Betonite slurry and store it for later use? The recommended
mix is 3 tablespoons of Bentonite to 1 pint of boiling water. It is then
recommended that you add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the slurry mix to each
gallon of wine that is to be treated. But if my batch is only one or two gallons can I save the leftover slurry? Where should it be stored and for how long will it be good?
 

xanxer82

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I think it would settle out on the bottom of the container if left for any length of time.
 

djrockinsteve

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I doubt that you could save it very long. Couldn't you just mix what you need? I have frequently used Sparkeloid for some of my whites. I'm not entering them in a contest so if the color is a hair darker "Say LeVie".

I am experimenting with some of my wines clearing on their own. Luc has never used a clairifier if I recall correctly.
 

granda

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i make up about 500ml at a time and just leave it sitting,a good shake before you use it is all thats needed. make sure its well mixed to start with
ive left mine for a couple of months with no probs. as i dont use it with every wine time useually sorts out clearing.
 

CoachPieps

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Thanks for the insight, I don't always use it, but I think it does some good things.
 

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