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I was gifted a small amount of Calcium Bendonite Clay and wasn't clear about mixing it initially. Instead of mixing 2tbs into a 1/2 cup 140° water and then mixing that slurry per tsp per gallon. I mixed 9tbs into 2 cups water. Would it be ok to use 1 tbs of that to clarify 4 gallons of mixed berry country wine
 

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Let's do the arithmetic, TrashKan.
Let's say 1 T = 15 g, so 2 T = 30 g, Let's further agree that 1 C = 230 ml = 230 g , and so 1/2 C = 115 g. Let's agree that 15g of Bentonite + 115 g of water = 130 g of solution, and so if 1 t = 5 g which is 5/130 of the solution. = 0.038 of the solution you are asked to apply to each gallon. To apply this then to FOUR gallons, you need to multiply 0.038 by 4 = or .153 9or more than 1/10th of the volume of the solution Bentonite asks you to make.
But , you mixed 9T which is 135 g in 2 C (which = 460 g) and so the total volume/weight = 595 g total, 1 T = 15 g which is 15/595 = 0.025 which is what you want to apply to 4 gallons. You need to add SIX times the 1 T , or 6 T to add the correct amount of the clay slurry... That's my story and I am sticking to it.
 

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Let's do the arithmetic, TrashKan.
Let's say 1 T = 15 g, so 2 T = 30 g, Let's further agree that 1 C = 230 ml = 230 g , and so 1/2 C = 115 g. Let's agree that 15g of Bentonite + 115 g of water = 130 g of solution, and so if 1 t = 5 g which is 5/130 of the solution. = 0.038 of the solution you are asked to apply to each gallon. To apply this then to FOUR gallons, you need to multiply 0.038 by 4 = or .153 9or more than 1/10th of the volume of the solution Bentonite asks you to make.
But , you mixed 9T which is 135 g in 2 C (which = 460 g) and so the total volume/weight = 595 g total, 1 T = 15 g which is 15/595 = 0.025 which is what you want to apply to 4 gallons. You need to add SIX times the 1 T , or 6 T to add the correct amount of the clay slurry... That's my story and I am sticking to it.
I appreciate the breakdown on the math. Having sustained a severe head trauma recently I find it difficult to maintain a certain level of clarity at times
 

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I was gifted a small amount of Calcium Bendonite Clay and wasn't clear about mixing it initially. Instead of mixing 2tbs into a 1/2 cup 140° water and then mixing that slurry per tsp per gallon. I mixed 9tbs into 2 cups water. Would it be ok to use 1 tbs of that to clarify 4 gallons of mixed berry country wine
9 Tbls into 2 cups of water must have been a treat. I find mixing small amounts slowly makes it easier to handle. I’m surprised you didn’t have a clay ball.
 

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9 Tbls into 2 cups of water must have been a treat. I find mixing small amounts slowly makes it easier to handle. I’m surprised you didn’t have a clay ball.
I had actually mixed it in an old Fireball pint bottle and spent the majority of the evening Shaking it around and my lovely wife took turns with me
 

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My thoughts too. Thought you were adding later. Funny how things get mixed up typing where in person would be no problem. Arne.
Me too...but this isn't a kit, it is 40# strawberry, 25# cherry and 15# blueberry. I am fortunate to be friendly with the produce guy at the local grocery store and we have an arrangement
 
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