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Wiz

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Originally I thought that for clarification purposes that gelatin was used for white wine and bentonite for red. Guess that's not true. My question - if bentonite does not quite clear the wine well enough could gelatin follow to more finely clear the wine without affecting the taste?
 

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Can you get standard clearing agents where you are like, Isinglass, Sparkolloid or super-kleer?
Most use betonite in the primary. Alot of homebrewers use gelaten to clear beer. This can be ok in wine but there are better ones to use.
 

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I have used Bentonite for my whites and it worked well, it was just a glob of mess. I however didn't let it sit over night.

I use sparkelloid for reds, fruits and I'm going to use it for my whites as well now. All work well however if your wine is holding a lot of CO2 then it will take longer to clear. The CO2 is holding the sediment in suspension.
 

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Super Kleer for everything, red, white or stripped. Super Kleer is super. :b
 
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